Heal the Bay Blog

  December 17, 2015 --  Sleigh bells ring…holiday tunes play…everyone wants to sell you peppermint bark…is it really snowing on that corner of Santa Monica Boulevard?
Holiday hours at Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
December 9, 2015 -- While the weather outside is frightful …Okay, maybe not here in Southern California. But, it is that time of year: holiday season. With the buzz of decorating, baking, travel, parties, and shopping, many people lose sight of h…
Heal the Bay Holiday Blog 12 Ways to go Green
Dec. 08, 2015 -- Who doesn’t love open space? asks programs director Meredith McCarthy. Here’s how you can help L.A. build the next generation of smart parks. The County of Los Angeles is in the midst of a formal 15-month assessment of …
Los Angeles community parks initiative
February 8, 2016 -- OK, java junkies, something big is brewing between Heal the Bay and Starbucks!UPDATE: Starting today and lasting through the end of February or until supplies last, you can snag a 1/2-lb. bag of an all-new coffee blend at your LA-…
Heal the Bay and Starbucks partner up for conservation!
Nov. 19, 2015 -- This blog was written by Taylor Spesak, Public Programs Intern, and Catherine Hoffman, Programs Coordinator, at our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. Beneath your toes at the beach are thousands of sand crabs just trying to make it through…
Sand crab citizen science project
With a predicted El Niño “too big to fail” heading for Southern California, we proclaimed Oct. 11-17 El Niño Week to help us all understand what causes this meteorological phenomenon, offer tips to prepare, and explore the ways that expected he…
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
On Sunday October 11th, over 25 students representing nine different middle and high school environmental clubs crept into the closed-to-the-public Santa Monica Pier Aquarium for an after-hours workshop. Find out what fishy fun they had below. A…
Fall 2015 Youth Summit
Protect your beach and vulnerable marine life by joining our Storm Response Team!  SRT is a volunteer-powered program where trusty souls brave the elements immediately following a rain event to pick up trash on the beach–before it heads o…
Heal the Bay El Niño storm response team
Local shorelines already impacted by climate change are now bracing for El Niño. The picture may not be pretty, says Heal the Bay's Dana Murray, but there are things we can do to prepare. What will El Niño’s footprint be on our beaches this winte…
Climate change and El Niño
In a time of severe drought, one El Niño isn’t going to solve all our problems. But here’s how cities can prepare to take maximum benefit of what rains do come.