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Oct. 14, 2014 -- With the state grappling with record drought, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti today issued an executive directive to dramatically reduce the use of fresh water and the purchase of costly imported water in California’s most populous…
Our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium always loves dressing up for Halloween and Dia de los Muertos. There’s the colorful papel picado hanging from the rafters, mini pumpkins decorating the tanks and spooky enhancements all around. Volunteers and visitors…
Halloween Parade on the Pier
Taking the time out to clean the beach is one of the most direct ways anyone can contribute to a healthy ocean. When businesses bring their employees together for a cleanup through Heal the Bay’s Corporate Healers program, they make an important st…
Thank You Thursday
A ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate remodeled restrooms may not sound newsworthy at first glance. But when the remodeled bathrooms are in Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, and the remodelers did all the work for free – well, that’…
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
  Ruskin Hartley has decided to step down as CEO of  Heal the Bay. Here, he reflects on what his service has meant for him and the Bay. 
Sept. 27, 2014 -- This Saturday marks the opening weekend of the recreational lobster fishing season in California, officially beginning at 12:01 a.m. This is one of the busiest weekends on the water in Southern California, and it’s important that …
Wow, what a week! The list of organizations and businesses to thank is massive. But first, some massive numbers to illustrate how we couldn’t have pulled it off without you.
Thank You Thursday 9-25-14
Communications Director Matthew King uncovers some gems amid the trash collected at today’s 25th annual Coastal Cleanup Day. Sept. 20, 2014 -- As with my children, I love all my Coastal Cleanup Day sites equally. But I admit that one type of site h…
Coastal Cleanup Day 2014
Ladies and Gentlemen, Charge your cameraphones! As we gear up for Coastal Cleanup Day this Saturday, we have some fun contests and promotions for all our wonderful volunteers. Some of these contests have prizes and some are just for fun. Some are of…