Heal the Bay Blog

Mar. 25, 2016 -- This weekend local artist duo Cruder/LaPenta are set to unveil their shifting sculptural installation called “Natural Plasticity” in DLTA’s Pershing Square Park. Here Jana Cruder and Matthew LaPenta discuss the genesis of their…
Mar. 23, 2016 -- The Coastal Commission made the right decision to support removal of invasive iceplant in the always contentious Ballona Wetlands, writes staff scientist Katherine Pease. Iceplant, the green succulent plant found flanking our freeway…
Mar. 22, 2016 -- Every month is Earth Month here at Heal the Bay, but April is extra special. Join us for some exciting volunteer opportunities and events happening at the beach, our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, and all over greater Los Angeles. With …
Earth Month at Heal the Bay 2016
Mar. 21, 2016 -- Big pharmaceutical companies are fighting a takeback program for needles and outdated medicines at corner pharmacies, writes staff scientist Steven Johnson The poet John Milton once asked: "Was I deceived, or did a sable cloud turn f…
Syringes on the beach
Mar. 22, 2016 -- Inspiring, family-friendly, free educational fun. Good luck finding such a combination, right? Anyone who stopped by S.T.E.A.M. Machines at the Santa Monica Pier on March 12th found all that and more.
S.T.E.A.M. Machines at the Santa Monica Pier
Mar. 18, 2016 -- Programs Associate Jenn Swart reports back on two Youth Summits she recently hosted for Club Heal the Bay members, as well as our upcoming BioBlitzes.
Ballona Wetlands Heal the Bay BioBlitz Youth Summit
Mar. 15, 2016 -- This April and May, Heal the Bay invites you to play an active role in the documentation and preservation of the diverse flora and fauna that call our wetlands home during our "Blitz the Bay" events.
BioBlitz image by Jessica Weinberg-McClosky
Mar. 9, 2016 -- South Bay surfers have long been some of Heal the Bay’s most passionate supporters. They are our eyes and ears in the water after all. We’ve been lucky to add another very capable surfer to our lineup – Bruna Schmitz, a world-cl…
Bruna Schmitz pro surfer Roxy model Heal the Bay ambassador
March 8, 2015 -- Heal the Bay has spent the past 18 months working with a coalition of local environmental groups building a case for the implementation of so-called “Living Streets” in the city of L.A. In a nutshell, we need to a better job of b…
Living Streets Los Angeles
Feb. 28, 2016 -- At approximately 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, Gordon Honda, a Santa Monica Pier Aquarium volunteer for 16 years, hit a milestone no other volunteer at the Aquarium has ever attained. He reached his 5,000th hour of volunteering! …
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium Volunteer Gordon Honda