Heal the Bay Blog

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
Heal the Bay couldn't have produced last Saturday's amazing Nick Gabaldon Day without the support, generosity and guidance of a number of co-presenters and community partners. First and foremost, we thank the Black Surfers Collective for providing th…
Black Surfers Collective
Good news for oceangoers in the Pacific Northwest: Heal the Bay has revved up reporting of weekly water quality grades for nearly 200 beaches in Washington and Oregon. Starting this June, we will be issuing A to F grades throughout the busy summer be…
Programs director Meredith McCarthy says the shared history of L.A.’s beaches isn’t always black and white.
Nick Gabaldon Day Santa Monica Heal the Bay
Paddles up! Big thanks to the Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race and Ocean Festival for bequeathing Heal the Bay and our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium with a portion of the net proceeds from the event! And don't worry -- it's not too late to register fo…
Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race and Ocean Festival
Our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium this month has unveiled a very special exhibit:  the endangered tidewater goby. We are only one of two aquaria where the public can see this special local species. Aquarium Operations Manager Jose Bacallao writes a…
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?