Heal the Bay Blog

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
Feb. 16, 2016 -- Matthew King, Heal the Bay's communications director, peers into the dirty laundry at Loews Hotel. When it comes to a more sustainable L.A., he likes what he sees.  "What’s good for the environment is good for business." …
Matrix 2.0 alternate water supplies guidelines for Los Angeles
In a 7-5 vote, the California Coastal Commission voted today to dismiss its embattled executive director, Dr. Charles Lester, despite a tremendous outpouring of public support for his stewardship. Here is Heal the Bay's official statement about the …
Feb. 05, 2016 -- Staff watershed scientist Katherine Pease bugs out about our major legal victory in Malibu Creek. In May 2013, I stood in front of a packed meeting room in Agoura Hills, filled with West Valley residents concerned about rumors o…
Malibu Creek
In today's guest blog post, Santa Monica College student Yasi Razban examines how local cities are preparing to take advantage of much-needed rain. Feb. 3, 2016 -- El Niño 2016 has arrived but much of the rain water that Southern Californians were h…
January 19, 2016 -- Aquarium Outreach Manager Randi Parent can't hide her soft spot for her newest officemate: Our baby giant black sea bass!
Baby giant black sea bass at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium