Heal the Bay Blog

For the past few months, our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium has been graced with its very own in-house curator. Viki Stathopoulos, by day the Outreach Facilitator and Director of Fun at Trash for Teaching, inspires visitors of all ages to imaginatively r…
Thank You, Trash for Teaching
Sarah Sikich, Heal the Bay’s coastal resources director, dives into the deep end for a special day in Sacramento. My job sometimes entails getting up well before dawn on a Monday morning for the 6 a.m. flight to Sacramento. It isn’t the ideal way…
The folks at apparel company Horny Toad have supported Heal the Bay in many ways over the years, and we’re thrilled to be featured on their website in celebration of World Water Day, coming up March 22nd. They love us for our dedication to improvin…
Thank You Thursday Speakers Bureau volunteers Rubio's
With tax season upon us, it’s actually a good time to think inside the box. As April 15 approaches, ocean lovers throughout the state now have a chance to support their local beach when they file their returns. By simply checking a box on your…
2014 tax season deadline
There’s nothing fishy about our friends at Ascenta Health, a natural health products company that uses sustainable oil sources for its Omega 3-based products. Ascenta goes the extra distance as a member of 1% for the Planet, an alliance of business…
Thank You Thursday
Kirsten James, Heal the Bay's director of water quality, says it's time to end the stupid toilet-to-tap" debate. For the last four years I have been a member of the City of Los Angeles’s Recycled Water Advisory Group (affectionately known as “RWA…
toilet-to-tap Recycled Water L.A. Sanitation groundwater reuse sewage
Ever dream about building a custom home along the Santa Monica Bay shoreline? Well, you soon may get the chance – thanks to the return of Heal the Bay’s Designer Sandcastle Competition! On Saturday, April 26, teams from across the Southland will …
Santa Monica Pier DESIGN PARTNER SANDCASTLE COMPETITION Heal the Bay beach
Heal the Bay president Ruskin Hartley spends a night at the cinema. I don’t normally go in for depressing documentaries. But when the local art house is showing a documentary on water around the world (“Last Call at the Oasis“), followed by a p…
The 3-Day Rule has long been a mantra at Heal the Bay – always wait three days after a rainstorm before getting back into the ocean. But a recent study conducted by UCLA environmental science students in conjunction with Heal the Bay’s water qual…
Kirsten James, our science and policy co-director, shares a special night on the red carpet with our board member..
Heal the Bay staff pose w Cheryl Hines Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Julia Louis-Dreyfus