Heal the Bay Blog

Heal the Bay president Ruskin Hartley says we averted a real mess with Atwater oil spill. But what’s next?
We now have a better understanding of why sea lion pups began stranding themselves on Santa Monica Bay beaches last year, writes staff scientist Dana Murray. An emaciated sea lion pup looks lost on a Santa Monica beach. Lying motionless near the shor…
Kirsten James, Heal the Bay’s science and policy director for water quality, writes that there are a number of reasons to celebrate a recent win in the fight against toxic local waterbodies. At the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board h…
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Kids Ocean Day founder Michael Klubock shares some insight about a special day, which took place May 15.
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We celebrated Earth Day last Saturday with about 1,800 friends who cleaned the beach on the North side of the Santa Monica Pier, picking up more than 600 pounds of trash. Some also built sand castles and visited our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium – and…
Thank You Thursday 5-1-14
The time has come to cast your ballots! Attention film buffs: Our Stoked on the Coast Student Film Festival is closed to new submissions but OPEN for public voting between now and midnight, Saturday, September 12. Please share the link and encourage …
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Feeling a bit spacey today? Well, have we got an offer for you – a chance to hitch a ride to outer space. Through a unique partnership with the Urgency Network and the charitable foundation of the rock band Incubus, Heal the Bay supporters have a c…
You know climate change is a global issue, right? But do you have any idea about what its specific impacts may be on the L.A. shoreline in the coming years? Are you curious how sea level rise may affect the Los Angeles coast? Is your favorite beach o…
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Heal the Bay president Ruskin Hartley says it's time to stop flushing billions of gallons of water into the Bay. I’d been living in Los Angeles for about six months when a three-day storm hit back in February. I had begun to wonder what all the fus…
Who would’ve thought you could make an environmental statement by sipping a cold one? This Saturday, April 26, ordering a Heal the Bay IPA is one way to support a clean and healthy ocean. Thanks to Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles for bringi…
Heal the Bay IPA by Golden Road Brewing in LA