Heal the Bay Blog

Apr. 19, 2016 -- The battle over desalination in Southern California took another twist last week, when the West Basin Municipal Water District brought the debate over a proposed desal plant in the South Bay to its home court Friday. The elected boar…
Redondo Beach is the next city to consider the proposed desal plant.
Apr. 18, 2016 -- Heal the Bay is still feeling the stoke from Saturday's Earth Month Extravaganza, which saw over 2,000 volunteers and ocean-lovers descend on Santa Monica Beach and our Aquarium to participate in the festivities.
Earth Month Extravaganza wrap-up blog
Apr. 15, 2016 -- This summer the state of California is expected to release an Environmental Impact Report detailing various options for restoring the degraded Ballona Wetlands near LAX. Here we answer commonly asked questions about how to protect th…
An aerial shot of the Ballona Wetlands
Mar. 24, 2016 -- Hermosa Beach City Council adds its voice to growing chorus against proposed desal plant in South Bay. The anti-desal nightlife continued Tuesday in the South Bay – this time at the Hermosa Beach City Council, whose members be…
Hermosa Beach says no to desalination
Mar. 25, 2016 -- This weekend local artist duo Cruder/LaPenta are set to unveil their shifting sculptural installation called “Natural Plasticity” in DLTA’s Pershing Square Park. Here Jana Cruder and Matthew LaPenta discuss the genesis of their…
Mar. 23, 2016 -- The Coastal Commission made the right decision to support removal of invasive iceplant in the always contentious Ballona Wetlands, writes staff scientist Katherine Pease. Iceplant, the green succulent plant found flanking our freeway…
Mar. 22, 2016 -- Every month is Earth Month here at Heal the Bay, but April is extra special. Join us for some exciting volunteer opportunities and events happening at the beach, our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, and all over greater Los Angeles. With …
Earth Month at Heal the Bay 2016
UPDATE: June 15, 2016 — The L.A. Board of Supervisors voted yesterday to approve a voluntary drug and syringe takeback program at local retailers—a far cry from the mandatory program advocated for by Heal the Bay and  a coalition of environm…
Syringes on the beach
Mar. 22, 2016 -- Inspiring, family-friendly, free educational fun. Good luck finding such a combination, right? Anyone who stopped by S.T.E.A.M. Machines at the Santa Monica Pier on March 12th found all that and more.
S.T.E.A.M. Machines at the Santa Monica Pier
Mar. 18, 2016 -- Programs Associate Jenn Swart reports back on two Youth Summits she recently hosted for Club Heal the Bay members, as well as our upcoming BioBlitzes.
Ballona Wetlands Heal the Bay BioBlitz Youth Summit