Heal the Bay Blog

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!
June 14, 2016 -- From melting glaciers to the rise in extreme weather events, global warming is already affecting our planet in a variety of ways. But according to a new study, not all U.S.
Wind power is an effective climate change mitigation strategy
June 13, 2016 -- The drought has harmed California's economy and environment, exposing serious water management issues throughout the state. We applaud Senator Hertzberg for his leadership today in introducing SB 1298, a bill that will help modernize…
SB 1298 Introduced to Improve Local Water Management
June 10, 2016 -- A bit of June gloom couldn't put a damper on our annual "Bring Back the Beach" fundraising gala, held on the sands of the Jonathan Club in Santa Monica. A night at our annual party is like a day at the beach, with an amazing cross-se…
Mermaids among us at Heal the Bay's Bring Back the Beach Gala
June 7, 2016 -- Julie Edwards, Heal the Bay MPA Intern, highlights the recreational opportunities - such as tide pooling - that Angelenos can enjoy in our local marine protected areas. Join us for our next MPA Watch citizen science training in late J…
May 27, 2016 -- The city of Inglewood comes out in favor of a controversial ocean desalination plant proposed for the shoreline in El Segundo, reports staff scientist Steven Johnson. After a lull in the action, the heated debate over building L.…
May 26, 2016 -- Californians heading to the shoreline this Memorial Day weekend will be heartened by yet another improvement in water quality at beaches statewide, according to data released today by environmental group Heal the Bay in its 26th annua…
Heal the Bay is proud to announce its 26th annual Beach Report Card.
May 26, 2016 -- Heal the Bay analysts assigned A-to-F letter grades to 456 beaches along the California coast for three reporting periods in 2015-2016, based on levels of weekly bacterial pollution. Some 95% of beaches received A or B grades durin…
This year's top ten Beach Bummers
May 18, 2016 -- Last Saturday's Ballona Wetlands BioBlitz was a biodiversity bonanza! Citizen Science Coordinator Catherine Hoffman masterminded the successful "wildlife scavenger hunt" and shares some highlights below.
Monarch butterfly by Kelly Vampola