Heal the Bay Blog

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
Today's Thank You Thursday shout-out goes to all of the amazing organizations that helped to make our Volunteer Party on Monday truly special. Thank you Bodega Wine Bar for hosting the party again this year. We love the space, the food, and your frie…
heal bay volunteer party bodega santa monica cleanup super healers photo booth
With heavy storms forecast for the weekend we take a look at what all that rain means for our local beaches and ocean: What does the recent storm mean for our local environment? In a time of severe drought, storms will help recharge our local aquifer…
Santa Monica Beach trash pollution Pico Kenter Storm Drain response team