Heal the Bay Blog

Ruskin Hartley, Heal the Bay's president, has found a reason to love an even rougher morning commute. 
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Sarah Sikich, co-director of Heal the Bay’s science and policy department, celebrates a big win for the Santa Monica Mountains
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We love Earth Month. April is a time of renewal and rejuvenation, a time for millions to reflect on the health of the natural resources on which we all depend. But the reality is that every month is Earth Month for Heal the Bay. Our passionate staff …
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For the past few months, our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium has been graced with its very own in-house curator. Viki Stathopoulos, by day the Outreach Facilitator and Director of Fun at Trash for Teaching, inspires visitors of all ages to imaginatively r…
Thank You, Trash for Teaching
Sarah Sikich, Heal the Bay’s coastal resources director, dives into the deep end for a special day in Sacramento. My job sometimes entails getting up well before dawn on a Monday morning for the 6 a.m. flight to Sacramento. It isn’t the ideal way…
The folks at apparel company Horny Toad have supported Heal the Bay in many ways over the years, and we’re thrilled to be featured on their website in celebration of World Water Day, coming up March 22nd. They love us for our dedication to improvin…
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With tax season upon us, it’s actually a good time to think inside the box. As April 15 approaches, ocean lovers throughout the state now have a chance to support their local beach when they file their returns. By simply checking a box on your…
2014 tax season deadline
There’s nothing fishy about our friends at Ascenta Health, a natural health products company that uses sustainable oil sources for its Omega 3-based products. Ascenta goes the extra distance as a member of 1% for the Planet, an alliance of business…
Thank You Thursday
Kirsten James, Heal the Bay's director of water quality, says it's time to end the stupid toilet-to-tap" debate. For the last four years I have been a member of the City of Los Angeles’s Recycled Water Advisory Group (affectionately known as “RWA…
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Ever dream about building a custom home along the Santa Monica Bay shoreline? Well, you soon may get the chance – thanks to the return of Heal the Bay’s Designer Sandcastle Competition! On Saturday, April 26, teams from across the Southland will …
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