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UPDATE APRIL 12, 2013: The California Wildlife Center has begun construction of an emergency seal rehabilitation facility in the Santa Monica Mountains. Read more.
Sea Lion pups stranded Southern California coast marine mammal center Malibu
Artist Erik Abel first volunteered with Heal the Bay at a Nothin' But Sand beach cleanup in January 2012 where he was treated to a special tour of our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.
Ventura Artist Erik Abel Surfer Local Arts Bring Back the Beach painting
Katherine Pease, Heal the Bay’s Watershed Scientist, reflects on publishing and presenting Stream Team data from the Malibu Creek Watershed to the public. Last week we received a box containing the much-anticipated and limited print copies of the M…
Stream Team volunteers Malibu Creek Watershed Earth Month restoration April 14
“Water is the driving force in nature.” – Leonardo Da Vinci Tomorrow we celebrate the global importance of clean, fresh water as part of World Water Day. In most of the world, people don’t have access to safe drinking water, while here in Los…
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A single storm can sweep billions of gallons of polluted runoff directly into Santa Monica Bay.  Yes, that’s billions with a “B.”  So it’s not much of a stretch to understand why the majority of waterbodies in Los Angeles County, in…
Clean Water Clean Beaches LA County Supervisors public health Regional
With St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday, we’d like to thank those of you who help us “green” Los Angeles and our planet. It’s gratifying to know we’re in this together!
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Cool clear water cascades softly above glistening rocks, as a California newt munches on some caddisfly larvae. Brilliant Humboldt lilies peek over the earthen creek bank, where a California chorus frog hopes to catch an unsuspecting eight-legged mea…
Malibu Creek Watershed Report Ecosystem on the Brink Hidden Gems
The city of Santa Monica is bustling with development projects, and the area around our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is at the hub of construction activity. We’re committed to providing updates on construction and links to websites that map the best …
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium Open during Construction - Navigational Tips
Heal the Bay's Marine & Coastal Scientist Dana Roeber Murray reports great news from the Coastal Commission meeting on Friday, March 8, 2013: After hours of public comment and following decades of the U.S. Navy dismissing mitigation requirements …
Big Win for Whales Off Our Coast