Heal the Bay Blog

Zola Berger-Schmitz, a local high school student and Heal the Bay volunteer extraordinaire, shares her thoughts about inspiring youth on World Oceans Day on June 8. It was a late summer afternoon on the beach in Santa Monica.  Though I was …
Zola Berger-Schmitz Heal the Bay Volunteer World Oceans Day
It’s been a busy week for Heal the Bay, recovering from yet another sold out “Bring Back the Beach” gala and trying to get a handle on the fish die-off in Marina del Rey over the weekend.
Hands Across the Sand Stop Hermosa Beach Oil Keep Hermosa Ocean Drilling
Hey Party People, we did it! Thanks to our generous supporters, Heal the Bay set an all-time attendance record for annual “Bring Back the Beach” gala Thursday night. More than 1,200 ocean lovers joined us on the sand at the Jonathan Club in Santa…
Bring Back the Beach May 15, 2014 Heal the Bay Jonathan Beach Club sunset
Heal the Bay president Ruskin Hartley says we averted a real mess with Atwater oil spill. But what’s next?
We now have a better understanding of why sea lion pups began stranding themselves on Santa Monica Bay beaches last year, writes staff scientist Dana Murray. An emaciated sea lion pup looks lost on a Santa Monica beach. Lying motionless near the shor…
Kirsten James, Heal the Bay’s science and policy director for water quality, writes that there are a number of reasons to celebrate a recent win in the fight against toxic local waterbodies. At the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board h…
toxic skull wastewater stormwater toxicity pollution water creek ocean
Kids Ocean Day founder Michael Klubock shares some insight about a special day, which took place May 15.
Kids Ocean Day whale beach sos environment
We celebrated Earth Day last Saturday with about 1,800 friends who cleaned the beach on the North side of the Santa Monica Pier, picking up more than 600 pounds of trash. Some also built sand castles and visited our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium – and…
Thank You Thursday 5-1-14
Some fun news: Heal the Bay is going a bit more Hollywood. We are in L.A., aren't we?
Kid with video camera
Feeling a bit spacey today? Well, have we got an offer for you – a chance to hitch a ride to outer space. Through a unique partnership with the Urgency Network and the charitable foundation of the rock band Incubus, Heal the Bay supporters have a c…