Heal the Bay Blog

With heavy storms forecast for the weekend we take a look at what all that rain means for our local beaches and ocean: What does the recent storm mean for our local environment? In a time of severe drought, storms will help recharge our local aquifer…
Santa Monica Beach trash pollution Pico Kenter Storm Drain response team
More Information Draft EIR Health Impact Assessment
Stop Hermosa Beach Oil Keep Pollution Rig South Bay Ocean Drilling
Staff scientist Amanda Griesbach says new guidelines will make it easier to fix troubled beaches.
bacteria in seawater
Heal the Bay president Ruskin Hartley on what it really means to waste water: On Wednesday I joined Mayor Garcetti, Gov. Brown and members of the President's Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience at a reception at the Getty House to kick …
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…
Whale of a Weekend at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium Gray Whales
Heal the Bay CEO Ruskin Hartley gets a slice of life -- and pie -- spending a day in Malibu with some inspiring kids.
Dukes Malibu heal the bay lunch n learn beach exploration education kids
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.
Point Dume Malibu MPA marine protected area ocean beach kelp forest scuba diving
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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