Heal the Bay Blog

As of this week, Gabrielle Harradine has raised $270 — $70 over her goal — to “help fund the fight” against pollution on Coastal Cleanup Day. Here she details why she’s “friendraising” for Heal the Bay and what she hopes to find on Coas…
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When I started working as Heal the Bay’s Coastal Cleanup Day Manager in 2007, I had no idea that I would end up finding the love of my life. That year, Heal the Bay worked with Councilmember Tony Cardenas’ office on the Northeast San Fernando Val…
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Heal the Bay is so proud of our board member Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and we can't wait for her new film "Enough Said" — and now you don't have to wait either!  You have the chance to bid on a prize package that includes a meet-and-greet with…
Win "Enough Said" Premiere Tickets and Meet Julia Louis-Dreyfus!
Just in time for the last hurrah of summer, beachgoers on the West Coast can head to the shore this Labor Day secure that they’ll be swimming and playing in healthy water.  According to the 2013 End of Summer Beach Report Card®, beach water q…
Heal the Bay 2013 End of Summer Beach Report Card
An unseasonably early squid run has surprised SCUBA divers this week in Santa Monica Bay — with thousands of opalescent squid mating and laying eggs in Redondo Submarine Canyon. Spurred on by reports from my diver-extraordinaire friend, Claudette, …
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The Aquarium’s Micro Biologists classes are a fun way to introduce your 3-to-5 year olds to environmental education and marine science through engaging games, stories, art and hands-on science activities.
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium Micro Bio Classes Pre-schoolers
Most of my July was spent wading through our local Santa Monica Mountain streams, assessing the biological communities and habitat within them. Despite some of the less glamorous aspects, such as battling poison oak, stinging nettle, and the occasion…
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Last year, Heal the Bay speakers reached more than 40,000 Angelenos across Los Angeles with our message about solutions to pollution. How the heck did we do that? No cloning was involved, just hours of time donated by our Speakers Bureau volunteers, …
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Kalisa Myers organized the Miracle Mile Plastic Response Team to help rid her community “of plastic and non-biodegradable debris … before it can get into our oceans.” Here, Kalisa shares how she managed to get the city …
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In honor of National Sarcastic Fringehead Day on October 30, we’ve made the sarcastic fringehead available for adoption for a limited time through the end of October. Don’t miss an opportunity to contribute to this unusual fish’s care. …
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