Heal the Bay Blog

Seven years ago, Heal the Bay eliminated single use plastic water bottles from our events in an effort to not generate as much waste or trash as we were picking up at our cleanups.
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Compton Creek runs 8.5 miles through the neighborhoods of South Los Angeles, traversing its last 2.5 miles as one of the few remaining natural bottomed urban waterways in the area. The creek contains water (and trash) that flows from just below Expos…
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Bring Back the Beach, Heal the Bay's annual gala benefit on May 16, is always jam-packed with beachy fun, from a cocktail reception under the stars to a live performance by five-time Grammy Award winner Ziggy Marley. But one of the favorite portions …
Win a trip at Bring Back the Beach to tour wild polar bears
“Best…fieldtrip…ever!” So go the reviews we at Heal the Bay receive from the students who’ve accompanied us on one of our Lunch ‘n Learn fieldtrips. And we have to agree. Lunch ‘n Learn trips are our favorites too, as we get to spirit t…
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Did you know that the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium annually welcomes more than 85,000 visitors to their education facility?That’s more than the capacity of Dodger Stadium and the Staples Center combined!
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Los Angeles is so massive, divided by often impenetrable freeways, that it’s sometimes easy to forget that we all share a community, let alone a planet. And then along comes Earth Month (formerly known as Earth Day). Thank you to the thousands of y…
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What better way to celebrate Mother's Day on May 12 than to adopt a shark egg at Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium? Moms can visit the Aquarium to check the progress of their swell shark or horn shark – both species grow in an egg casing …
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Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium recently teamed up with Wemo Media to help spread the word about ocean conservation via a new iPad game, SUPERFUGU. The free 3-D game allows players to control an eco-warrior pufferfish named Fugu who must …
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On Saturday evening, I drove from Santa Monica to Santa Ana. If you know me at all, you know this in and of itself was a huge feat, as I hate to drive. But some things are worth driving for and PBS SoCal’s A Lifetime of Learning Gala was one of t…
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Three elephant seal pups now reside in the Santa Monica Mountains, checking into a newly-constructed rehabilitation facility at the California Wildlife Center that was built in only three weeks. According to the Malibu Times, the 100-lb. pups were tr…
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