Heal the Bay Blog

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
July 20, 2016 -- UPDATE: L.A. Sanitation estimates that 2,853,200 gallons of sewage was released from the broken sewer during Monday's spill. Of this amount, 829,100 gallons were contained and returned to the sewer system, while 1,754,100 gallons ult…
Rushing water main (Photo courtesy Los Angeles Times)
July 14, 2016 -- This past spring Heal the Bay hosted our first-ever BioBlitzes at two of Los Angeles' remaining wetlands: Malibu Lagoon and Ballona Wetlands. BioBlitzes bring people together to rapidly (over a period of a few hours) catalogue and id…
Brown Pelican by iNaturalist user @glmory
July 8, 2016 -- Yesterday the Board of Supervisors voted to place the parks and open space funding measure on the ballot for this November – a crucial step in achieving our shared goals for access to clean, safe, water smart parks and open space ac…
Parks and Open Space Funding Measure
July 8, 2016 -- Last year, our supporters helped defeat a proposal to drill for oil underneath the Hermosa Beach seafloor. Now we face another ill-advised project in our Bay – a desalination plant on the El Segundo shoreline near the Manhattan Beac…
July 7, 2016 -- Over the last ten months, citizen scientists of all ages helped our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium survey the humble Pacific Mole Crab (commonly known as the sand crab). More than 60 volunteers collected an immense amount of data about th…
Pacific Mole Crab (sand crab) burrowing itself
June 29, 2016 -- Heal the Bay celebrates a concrete win in the decades-long fight to clean up polluted beaches in Malibu. Malibu is one of the most breathtaking and desirable places to live in Southern California, but it has a dirty little secre…
Some truly groundbreaking news
June 23, 2016 -- Oozing through the Hall Canyon in Ventura, a crude oil leak was spotted at 5:30 a.m. this morning headed toward the Pacific Ocean. The oil spill traveled over half a mile towards Ventura's beaches and ocean before it was contained by…
Image from the Ventura County Oil Spill
June 16, 2016 -- Summertime and the livin’s easy! What a great time to look back on all of your achievements this year. With the end of another school year comes the promise of a long and glorious summer. Congratulations to all who have finis…
Congratulations Club Heal the Bay!