Heal the Bay Blog

Last Saturday our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium hosted S.T.E.A.M. Machines on the Pier—a day of fun and tinkering, art and innovation—all anchored by a Rube Goldberg machine contest. Thanks so much to our presenting sponsor, Time Warn…
S.T.E.A.M. Machines Rube Goldberg festival at Santa Monica Pier
Staff Scientist Dana Roeber Murray says a newly identified virus has wiped out millions of sea stars in California.
Sea Star Wasting Syndrome Mystery Solved
Nov, 13, 2014 -- Jaclyn Friedlander saw the email inviting Santa Monica Pier Aquarium volunteers to build a Rube Goldberg Machine for this Saturday’s S.T.E.A.M. Machines event on the Pier and took the challenge to her most creative and handy friend…
If you’ve enjoyed a day at Southern California beaches anytime over the past 10 years, take a moment to thank Kirsten James. Kirsten has been Heal the Bay’s clean water watchdog for nearly a decade, most recently serving as our co-Science and Pol…
Kirsten James, Heal the Bay's Science and Policy Director for Water Quality
Heal the Bay president Alix Hobbs and TreePeople CEO Andy Vought write that Prop 1 marks a new start for California' s water future. But that future starts with you ... today. Nov. 11, 2014 -- Last week marked a watershed moment for California, both …
“Could You Be a Little More Pacific?” That’s the question the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is posing to young families looking for fun, educational opportunities during the holiday season. Yes, that’s right – we’re taking the wraps off our …
A huge thank you to Adventure Voyaging for including Heal the Bay in last month’s Catalina Cruisers Weekend – two days full of fun at Two Harbors. Additional thanks go out to Peter Ellis and friends who served up the famous “Buffalo Milk” bev…
Nov. 4, 2014 -- We've got some exciting news to share: Veteran environmental advocate Sarah Abramson Sikich has been promoted to vice president of Heal the Bay. Sikich, who most recently served as our Director of Science and Policy for Coastal Resour…
Today’s guest blogger is Melina Sempill Watts, a staffer with the Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains.
Fishing Pono: Living In Harmony with the Sea