Heal the Bay Blog

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
Mar. 15, 2016 -- This April and May, Heal the Bay invites you to play an active role in the documentation and preservation of the diverse flora and fauna that call our wetlands home during our "Blitz the Bay" events.
BioBlitz image by Jessica Weinberg-McClosky
Mar. 9, 2016 -- South Bay surfers have long been some of Heal the Bay’s most passionate supporters. They are our eyes and ears in the water after all. We’ve been lucky to add another very capable surfer to our lineup – Bruna Schmitz, a world-cl…
Bruna Schmitz pro surfer Roxy model Heal the Bay ambassador
March 8, 2015 -- Heal the Bay has spent the past 18 months working with a coalition of local environmental groups building a case for the implementation of so-called “Living Streets” in the city of L.A. In a nutshell, we need to a better job of b…
Living Streets Los Angeles
Feb. 28, 2016 -- At approximately 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, Gordon Honda, a Santa Monica Pier Aquarium volunteer for 16 years, hit a milestone no other volunteer at the Aquarium has ever attained. He reached his 5,000th hour of volunteering! …
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium Volunteer Gordon Honda
June 14, 2016 -- Students at Cal State L.A. have been sharing their observations with us about the plague of plastic pollution. Here’s a report from the Eastside, penned by students of Lollie Ragana, an English professor on campus. In the coming da…
Students Drive Real Change at Cal State LA
Feb. 22, 2016 -- Most people have no idea there’s a plan afoot to build L.A.’s first desal plant. Staff scientist Steven Johnson reports on building opposition to the proposal.
Manhattan Beach