Heal the Bay Blog

Sept. 17, 2016 -- There are 8 million stories in the trashy city on Coastal Cleanup Day. Here is one of them from Heal the Bay's communications director, Matthew King. Heading down PCH to infamous Lunada Bay this morning, I really didn’t know what …
Heal the Bay staff and volunteers at Compton Creek
September 16, 2016 -- There's a record-breaking number of propositions on California's general election ballot this year. We created this voter guide to help make your trip to the polls as painless as possible. On November 8 (or earlier, if you're vo…
Heal the Bay's 2016 voter guide
Sept. 6, 2016 -- You'd be surprised what you might find at an HTB cleanup. Come join us Sept. 17 for Coastal Cleanup Day, our biggest volunteer event of the year. First-time cleanup volunteers sometimes arrive with the expectation that they will spen…
What will you find at this year's Coastal Cleanup Day?
Aug. 25, 2016 -- Popular recreation zones in the L.A. River suffer from elevated levels of bacterial pollution, according to a new technical report from Heal the Bay that analyzed water quality during the busy summer season. Here we address concerns …
Heal the Bay staff kayaking on the LA River
Aug. 17, 2016 --  Just departed president Alix Hobbs made asking the hard questions look easy, writes Communications Director Matthew King. No. It’s one of the simplest words in the English language, but often one of the hardest to say. …
Aug. 15, 2016 -- Longtime board member takes reins from Alix Hobbs, who is departing for new job running the Crystal Cove Alliance in Orange County. Heal the Bay’s board of directors has announced that Stephanie Medina will serve as interim preside…
Aug, 5, 2016 -- Staff scientist Katherine Pease launches our Freshwater Friday blog post, providing weekly updates on the latest bacterial exceedances at popular recreational zones
Aug. 2, 2016 -- A day at the beach shouldn't make you sick, writes Ryan Searcy, our new beach water quality modeler. He's totally stoked about NowCasting -- our new method for predicting pollution levels at popular beaches. Curious what the weather i…
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July 27, 2016 -- Heal the Bay released today a landmark study of water quality in the Los Angeles River. Dr. Katherine Pease, the study's author, explains why improving the river's water quality should be an integral part of any plan to restore it. …
Landmark L.A. River Study Released
July 22, 2016 -- Science and policy director Rita Kampalath gets to the bottom of the massive sewage spill that made a mess of the L.A. River. Perfect blue sky, 95 degrees outside ... and the beaches are closed??
Repair underway at sewage spill, image courtsey of Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Time