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We've got some big news at Heal the Bay! After an extensive national search, we're proud to announce that beginning Sept. 16, Ruskin Hartley will be Heal the Bay's new CEO. Conservationists may recognize Ruskin's name from his prolific work protectin…
Heal the Bay new CEO 2013 Ruskin Hartley
Heal the Bay has received many questions from concerned residents in Southern California about potential health and environmental impacts along the California coast that may result from the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster in Japan. Here is ou…
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Welcome to the Rosh Hashanah edition of Heal the Bay’s “Thank You Thursday.” The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to take a moment to reflect on what we’re truly thankful for. Overall, we are grateful to live in such a beautiful pl…
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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…
Coastal Cleanup Day What Will You Find Love Eveline Bravo Olga Ayala Los Angeles
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…
Stream Team Western Toad amphibians bugs tree frog Santa Monica Mountains