Heal the Bay Blog

Heal the Bay's Santa Monica Pier Aquarium joins more than 1,800 museums nationwide in offering free admission to military personnel and their families this summer. In collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the …
Blue Star Museums Program
Sipping on an artisanal cocktail, winning a life-changing vacation and jamming to the music of Ziggy Marley during a Santa Monica beach sunset -- does life get any better? Yes, it does when it goes to benefit clean oceans!
Bring Back the Beach 2013 Mark Gold Alix Hobbs
Most surfers know Bay Street beach for its easily-accessible, often fun waves. But on June 1 we’ll be celebrating more than just a sweet surf spot. We’ll be honoring the memory of Nick Gabaldon, an ocean pioneer, the first documented surfer …
Bay Street Santa Monica surf spot Nick Gabaldon Southern California
Seven years ago, Heal the Bay eliminated single use plastic water bottles from our events in an effort to not generate as much waste or trash as we were picking up at our cleanups.
zero waste beach clean up BYOB trash reduction marine debris waste
Compton Creek runs 8.5 miles through the neighborhoods of South Los Angeles, traversing its last 2.5 miles as one of the few remaining natural bottomed urban waterways in the area. The creek contains water (and trash) that flows from just below Expos…
Compton Creek education TreePeople Rails to Trails Eastside LA River
Bring Back the Beach, Heal the Bay's annual gala benefit on May 16, is always jam-packed with beachy fun, from a cocktail reception under the stars to a live performance by five-time Grammy Award winner Ziggy Marley. But one of the favorite portions …
Win a trip at Bring Back the Beach to tour wild polar bears
“Best…fieldtrip…ever!” So go the reviews we at Heal the Bay receive from the students who’ve accompanied us on one of our Lunch ‘n Learn fieldtrips. And we have to agree. Lunch ‘n Learn trips are our favorites too, as we get to spirit t…
beach field trip Valor Academy Arleta Duke's Malibu science education
Did you know that the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium annually welcomes more than 85,000 visitors to their education facility?That’s more than the capacity of Dodger Stadium and the Staples Center combined!
volunteers Santa Monica Pier Aquarium marine biology
Los Angeles is so massive, divided by often impenetrable freeways, that it’s sometimes easy to forget that we all share a community, let alone a planet. And then along comes Earth Month (formerly known as Earth Day). Thank you to the thousands of y…
Earth Month Sprinkles cupcakes Jersey Mike's volunteers Golden Road Brewing
What better way to celebrate Mother's Day on May 12 than to adopt a shark egg at Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium? Moms can visit the Aquarium to check the progress of their swell shark or horn shark – both species grow in an egg casing …
Aquadoption