Heal the Bay Blog

Heal the Bay is grateful! We’d like to thank Xceed Financial for encouraging those who join their credit union family to also become Heal the Bay members. One of the requirements to join this financial institution is to be a member of one of a sele…
Thank You Thursday
Since the 2012 release of the Environmental Protection Agency’s controversial Recreational Beach Water Quality Criteria, Heal the Bay, the NRDC and a coalition of environmental groups have been working with the EPA on aspects of implementation. Whi…
Heal the Bay has been leading the fight to stop a scary proposal to open up the Bay to oil drilling in Hermosa Beach. You may recall that energy company E&B Natural Resources wants to erect an 87-foot drilling rig and up to 34 wells on a 1.3-acre…
Aug. 13, 2014  -- The city of Manhattan Beach last night agreed to let a ban on pier fishing expire in two weeks. Along with the ban's expiration, additional fishing regulations will be implemented. The ban, imposed in July following an unfortun…
Everyone needs a little structural work done after a hundred years or so, and we are so grateful that John S. Meek Company, Inc. was here to give the Santa Monica Pier a thorough nip 'n tuck. The skilled folks at Meek also used their expertise to kee…
Thank You Thursday 7-10-14
By now, we all know that a swimmer was bitten by a white shark in Manhattan Beach last Saturday. Escape the media feeding frenzy with Heal the Bay scientists Sarah Sikich and Dana Roeber Murray as they inject a dose of reality into the sensationally …
white shark in school of fish
Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium still has a few spaces left in Science Adventures Camp for kids entering kindergarten through fourth grade. Here, Amanda Jones, our Aquarium Camp Manager,  adapts a favorite camp song to explain: …
Summer Camp at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
Great news from Sacramento: Gov. Jerry Brown just signed AB 2403 into law, making it easier for public agencies in California to fund and build projects that capture and reuse stormwater and urban runoff. Recognizing that stormwater has become a valu…
AB 2403 Stormwater capture
As the largest consumer cooperative in the country, REI walks the talk--or hikes the hike, as it were. Champions of environmental stewardship and outdoor education, they donate millions of dollars and volunteer hours each year to support the vital wo…
REI
Kirsten James, our Science and Policy Director for Water Quality, heralds the arrival of the second and final phase of the City of Los Angeles' ban on plastic bags. July 1 marks an important milestone for Heal the Bay and our entire region – the e…
City of Los Angeles plastic bag ban Heal the Bay