Heal the Bay Blog

Kirsten James, Heal the Bay's director of water quality, recently took a trip to China to discuss environmental issues with policymakers in the world's most populous nation. Here she shares her reflections.
Those lazy days of summer may seem distant, but our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium staff is already preparing an exciting camp season so that families may never face the oft-heard summertime lament: “I’m bored!”
Summer camp at the Santa Monica PIer Aquarium
Year of the Whale? We know it’s really the Year of the Horse, but with all the sightings of whales just off the Southern California shores, these behemoths are foremost on our minds. And what better way to celebrate cruising cetaceans than by spend…
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Heal the Bay CEO Ruskin Hartley gets a slice of life -- and pie -- spending a day in Malibu with some inspiring kids.
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Ana Luisa Ahern, Heal the Bay's Communications Manager, shares her experience flying in a Cessna 210 on an aerial tour of L.A.'s marine protected areas.
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Heal the Bay CEO Ruskin Hartley shares his thoughts on a very good day for the prospect of a statewide ban on plastic bags. I came back to my desk on Wednesday to a pink Post-It note letting me know that state Sen. Kevin de León’s office had calle…
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We extend a giant thank you to everyone who turned out to help officially launch our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium’s Dorothy Green Room at the January 18th grand opening party. It was a huge success; by the end of the day, 2116 visitors had come throu…
Dorothy Green Room Grand Opening at Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
Mark Gold, current board member and former president of Heal the Bay, writes today’s guest blog post about the opening of our latest exhibit at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium– the Dorothy Green Room. The post comes courtesy of LA Observed. …
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Gov. Jerry Brown officially declared a drought in the state of California earlier this year. Heal the Bay is part of a coalition of concerned NGOs that is evaluating long-term solutions to water management in California and exploring a more integrate…
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Kirsten James, Heal the Bay’s Director of Water Quality, will be taking an important trip abroad to talk about our successes. Here she shares her thoughts. For the next week, I have a special opportunity to look beyond Santa Monica Bay, California …
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