Heal the Bay Blog

Be part of the solution to pollution! Join your fellow Angelenos on Coastal Cleanup Day (aka the BIGGEST volunteer day on the planet!) on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 from 9 a.m. to noon. This year Heal the Bay will organize more than 60 cleanup location…
Coastal Cleanup Day 2013 pollution Los Angeles volunteer Sept. 21
Randy Newman’s “I Love L.A.” echoed through Los Angeles City Hall on Tuesday, as members of the City Council voted 11-1 to finalize the ban on single-use plastic bags in L.A. We did it! And by “we,” we mean the countless number of Angelenos…
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We did it! After seven years of hard work and diligence, California is poised to become the first state in the nation to ban single-use plastic grocery bags. The overwhelming response has been one of excitement, but we realize there are some resident…
Los Angeles Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban Frequently Asked Questions FAQ Dog poop
As a special thank you to our dedicated members, Heal the Bay is kicking off the summer with a couple of invite-only events, open exclusively to our current donors.
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Watermen and women braved some seriously huge waves on Saturday at the Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race and Ocean Festival (pictured left). For the fourth year in a row, the event’s organizers chose Heal the Bay and the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium…
Heal the Bay Santa Monica Thank you Thursday
Reel in the love this weekend at Fisherman Appreciation Day on the Venice Pier. Created to teach local anglers ways to ensure the fish they catch are safe to eat, Fisherman’s Appreciation Day will be held this year on June 15 from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.…
Angler Outreach Venice Pier Fisherman Appreciation Day June 15
As I rode over Las Virgenes Road into the sun soaked valley, I was reciting what I would get to say to the 350-plus students and faculty of Mariposa School of Global Education.
Photo credit: Ziva Santop Photography
It was hard to ignore the front page news that a world-record breaking-size mako shark was caught this week just off our shores in Southern California. Here, Jose Bacallao, diver of 20+ years and the Operations Manager at Heal the Bay's Santa Monica …
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World Oceans Day on June 8 provides us with the welcome excuse to celebrate the vast water body that links us all. We hope you find a way to honor the sea this week!
Heal the Bay Thank You Nick Gabaldon Day Santa Monica Inkwell
In honor of dads and grads and in celebration of the male seahorse’s unique role in childbirth, the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium’s seahorses are available for aquadoption at the special price of $50 during the month of June.
Aquadopt a Seahorse for Father's Day