Heal the Bay Blog

June 24, 2015 -- We love celebrating Nick Gabaldón Day each May, recognizing the first documented surfer of African-American and Mexican descent, and showcasing the heritage of the historical African-American beach site in Santa Monica, formerly ref…
Heal the Bay Thank You Thursday
June 24, 2015 — Brittany Hoedemaker is a summer intern for Heal the Bay’s MPA Watch. She is currently an Environmental Studies student at the University of Southern California. Here, she writes about her first time conducting an MPA Watch survey …
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School's out for summer... but the grades are in for California's beaches!
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June 17, 2015 -- Katherine Pease, watershed scientist, reports back on Heal the Bay's first plunge into freshwater quality testing at three local swimming spots in the Santa Monica Mountains.
Heal the Bay Malibu Creek freshwater quality sampling
June 5, 2015 -- It was a party three decades in the making. Last night Heal the Bay celebrated its 30th anniversary in beach-chic style, with more than 1,000 ocean-lovers joining us on the sand at the Jonathan Club in Santa Monica for an evening…
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Heal the Bay’s Dana Murray is selected for special training to help clean up spilled oil in Santa Barbara. Here’s her first report: May 29, 2015 -- It’s not every day that you get trained to become a certified oil spill clean-up worker. But tha…
A huge thank you to Juli Gallagher and her Girl Scouts Troop 237 for donating $500 to Heal the Bay as well as completing three cleanups as part of the Adopt-A-Beach program. And speaking of cleanups, cheers to Malibu Rum for sponsoring our Nothin’ …
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UPDATE as of Tuesday, June 30, 8:01 P.M. –  Heal the Bay staff, along with environmental partners and dozens of community members, attended and testified at the California Senate Select Committee on the Refugio Oil Spill last Friday in Sa…
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  Dana Murray, Heal the Bay's senior coastal resources manager, taps her network to provide us with the latest news from the oil spill at Refugio Beach.
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Dana Murray, Heal the Bay’s senior coastal policy manager, provides an update on the spill and what can be done to prevent these kinds of disasters. For her, the fight is personal. May 20, 2015 -- Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara is just that …
Oil spill at Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara