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In a step towards better understanding whether our local white shark population needs protection, the Fish and Game Commission unanimously advanced the Northeastern Pacific population of white shark to candidacy on February 6 under the California End…
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“We were so ready for this because the teachers at the Aquarium made us comfortable with being in the real ocean. We knew we were safe.” So said one of my middle school students after snorkeling last spring at the Catalina Island Marine Institute…
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Of course I knew about the Los Angeles River. Growing up for a few years right next to the huge concrete channel and biking near Griffith Park where it is lush and green, I had seen the L.A. River be both storm drain ditch and real natural river. But…
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They’re exotic, and not in a good way, but why should you care about weeds? If you want to hang on to your favorite local nature spots, constant maintenance and eradication of these non-native, invasive plants, a.k.a. weeds, is an absolute necessit…
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Free Bird! You might be grateful to hear your favorite band cover this song...or not. At Heal the Bay, we can say without irony that we are grateful to Freebirds in Agoura Hills for teaming with us to restore the Malibu Creek Watershed in January. No…
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Climate change is happening now. Here in Los Angeles- not just in the Arctic. In our backyards, our ocean, our mountains, our beaches. Of course it’s important to keep reducing carbon emissions, but at this point climate change is occurring – we …
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Do you care about clean water in your community? Love putting on a show? Want to make change (not just the money kind)? Join our elite Speakers Bureau team to help raise educational awareness across Los Angeles in schools, workplaces and social group…
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It’s official: The Glendale City Council just voted to adopt a single-use bag ordinance. With this unanimous vote, Glendale becomes one of the largest inland communities to ban plastic bags in California. Modeled after the 2011 L.A. County ordinanc…
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One of the first changes Heal the Bay made 10 years ago when becoming owners of the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium was to retire an underutilized gift shop in the Aquarium, converting the space into the Kids’ Corner.
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As representatives of Heal the Bay, we often get asked: “Is the bay healed yet?” People know we’ve been at this a long time (more than 25 years). While the answer is a qualified “yes,” we still work every day to fulfill our mission to make …
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