Heal the Bay Blog

To help educate California state legislators about the ecological and economic importance of the sea to all Californians, Heal the Bay staff joined our fellow environmental advocates in the 6th annual Ocean Day at the state Capitol on April 16, 2013.…
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Heading east, away from the beach and the surf, we were on a mission. The destination: Golden Road Brewing, just north of downtown. They had a special treat waiting for Heal the Bay staffers. Today was the day that the Heal the Bay IPA (India Pale A…
Golden Road Brewery Heal the Bay IPA Earth Month
Uh oh. Here we go again. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is once again recommending the complete elimination of the Beaches Grant Program, a key initiative for protecting public health at our nation’s beaches. Nearly $10 million in monitor…
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At long last we have some good news to share regarding the sea lion pup crisis. While we have yet to identify the cause of the huge spike in sea lion strandings, the California Wildlife Center, just let us know that they’ve begun construction of an…
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At Heal the Bay we celebrate Earth Day all month long. (Actually, all year long, but who’s counting?)
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It’s not often that candidates running for Los Angeles City Council, City Attorney, and City Controller offices have an occasion to appear at the same event, but on April 1, candidates running in the May 21 election gathered at a unique forum to an…
Los Angeles candidates forum environmental transportation May 21 election
Spring has sprung. And for Heal the Bay staffers, that means the beginning of a busy Earth Month 2013. We kicked off the festivities Saturday afternoon with a special cleanup with the Los Angeles Lakers at Dockweiler Beach. Nearly 100 fans helped rem…
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UPDATE APRIL 12, 2013: The California Wildlife Center has begun construction of an emergency seal rehabilitation facility in the Santa Monica Mountains. Read more.
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Artist Erik Abel first volunteered with Heal the Bay at a Nothin' But Sand beach cleanup in January 2012 where he was treated to a special tour of our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.
Ventura Artist Erik Abel Surfer Local Arts Bring Back the Beach painting