Heal the Bay Blog

The Governor’s office has been busy over the last few weeks reviewing nearly 1,000 bills that reached his desk after making it through the California legislature this year. While he focused on pressing public policies issues, like healthcare and cr…
WHAT TO DO ON YOUR PROPERTY Keep water from collecting on your property. Make sure to regularly clean out leaf clutter and other debris that may have been collecting on your roof, gutters and downspouts. Clogs can create serious blockages that will …
El Niño El Nino
Kicking off El Niño Week, Heal the Bay staff scientists and program directors have assembled simple answers to the complex questions about what El Niño may bring to your home, our beaches and greater L.A. What does El Niño mean anyway? …
Heal the Bay's Ultimate El Niño FAQ
Bill Patzert may be a JPL super-scientist and El Niño geek, but he really is a fun guy, says Heal the Bay vp Sarah Sikich. Come hear him speak next week at our Aquarium.
Top restaurants in town are offering El Niño-inspired cocktails to raise awareness and to benefit Heal the Bay. Oyster shell-infused mezcal, anyone?
    Sept. 21, 2015 -- Each day, the Hyperion Treatment Plant discharges hundreds of millions of gallons of treated wastewater into Santa Monica Bay. Thanks to the work of Heal the Bay 30 years ago, this effluent is now cleansed and sanitize…
Hyperion Water Treatment Facility red tide sewage spill pollution
The tallies are in for the 26th annual Coastal Cleanup Day, says Communications Director Matthew King. It’s a landslide for cigarette butts and ammunition! 
Coastal Cleanup Day 2015 with Heal the Bay
Yes, we needed last night’s sporadic but intense rainfall. But it left a lot of waste – both literally and figuratively -- says Matthew King, Heal the Bay's communications director. Sept. 15, 2015 -- Welcome to Bay Street, where the trash meets t…
Dana Murray, Heal the Bay’s senior coastal policy manager, reports on a promising new statewide policy to minimize the impacts of sea-level rise on coastal communities. An incoming swell may excite a surfer, a rainstorm may offer an Angeleno drough…
Staff scientist Dana Murray reports on our ongoing efforts to inform the public about the value and beauty of our local Marine Protected Areas. Call them a sign of the times. Heal the Bay staff travelled along our local shorelines last week to help i…