Heal the Bay Blog

Aug. 25, 2016 -- Popular recreation zones in the L.A. River suffer from elevated levels of bacterial pollution, according to a new technical report from Heal the Bay that analyzed water quality during the busy summer season. Here we address concerns …
Heal the Bay staff kayaking on the LA River
Aug. 17, 2016 --  Just departed president Alix Hobbs made asking the hard questions look easy, writes Communications Director Matthew King. No. It’s one of the simplest words in the English language, but often one of the hardest to say. …
Aug. 15, 2016 -- Longtime board member takes reins from Alix Hobbs, who is departing for new job running the Crystal Cove Alliance in Orange County. Heal the Bay’s board of directors has announced that Stephanie Medina will serve as interim preside…
Aug, 5, 2016 -- Staff scientist Katherine Pease launches our Freshwater Friday blog post, providing weekly updates on the latest bacterial exceedances at popular recreational zones
Aug. 2, 2016 -- A day at the beach shouldn't make you sick, writes Ryan Searcy, our new beach water quality modeler. He's totally stoked about NowCasting -- our new method for predicting pollution levels at popular beaches. Curious what the weather i…
Kenneth & Gabrielle Adelman, www.californiacoastline.org
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