Heal the Bay Blog

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
On Sunday, May 3, over 35 L.A.-area middle and high school students converged at a Heal the Bay-organized Youth Summit in Culver City to brainstorm drought-busting and water conservation strategies. The Summit was expertly coordinated by Programs Ass…
With a 25% cut in water use by cities now ordered by the state, L.A. can be a lot smarter in a time of perilous drought. Here are some wise investments to make right now.
Heal the Bay's top three fixes for the drought
Each time we go to a supermarket or restaurant we are faced with choices about what kind of seafood to buy. Health concerns and a growing desire to eat locally and sustainably have made these decisions harder than ever. But now...you have Nick Fash o…
Wild caught salmon
May 12, 2015 Dear friends, You may have heard that the weather report is not good for the latter part of the week. We love sitting on the beach, just not during a chilly storm! So we made the decision today to reschedule our Annual Gala, which had be…
Heal the Bay's 30th Anniversary Awards Gala postponed to June 4
Kids Ocean Day is returning to Dockweiler Beach on May 14, writes founder and today's guest blogger Michael Kublock. It does take a village to heal the bay…
Kids Ocean Day on May 14, 2015
Is Water Quality in the L.A. River Impacted by Metals? Supposedly not… Peter Shellenbarger, Heal the Bay’s Water Resources Manager, weighs in on the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board’s recent changes to water quality standards fo…
New pollution limits established for L.A. River
A long-in the-works stormwater capture project finally takes off at LAX, reports Heal the Bay VP Sarah Sikich. May 8, 2015 – When it sprinkles, it can pour. Yesterday was a good day for the L.A. Basin, not only because it got a dash of much-needed …
New stormwater runoff project takes off at LAX
Last month’s Earth Day beach cleanup in Santa Monica was a huge success, with 1,400 volunteers picking up 320 pounds of trash. Getting all the cleanup supplies to the beach was made so much easier with the help of our new friends at Buddytruk, a&nb…
Nothin' But Sand Beach Cleanup
Heal the Bay is synonymous with the ocean. We surf it, we swim it, we dive it, we fish it, and we work day in and day out to make it cleaner, healthier and more productive for Southern California. But the ocean is just part of the picture: Our local …