Heal the Bay Blog

The recent screening of the awesome new surf documentary, “A Wedge to Remember,” gave Heal the Bay and partners Surfrider and Keep Hermosa Hermosa a platform to discuss our fight against oil drilling in Hermosa Beach. Proceeds from the evening’…
Thank You Thursday
The holidays. All those decorations, the wrapping paper, the packages, the extra groceries…wouldn’t it be great to have a couple of extra arms to help out with it all? Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium has a unique gift idea that will p…
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium Aquadoption holiday special
Since 1985, Heal the Bay has worked with a committed network of activists, volunteers, donors, educators and community groups to keep our watersheds, neighborhoods, beaches and oceans safe healthy and clean. Be it hosting cleanups, monitoring dischar…
Last Saturday our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium hosted S.T.E.A.M. Machines on the Pier—a day of fun and tinkering, art and innovation—all anchored by a Rube Goldberg machine contest. Thanks so much to our presenting sponsor, Time Warn…
S.T.E.A.M. Machines Rube Goldberg festival at Santa Monica Pier
Heal the Bay has a 29-year track record of defending Southern California’s watersheds, beaches and ocean, and 2014 marked another year of significant wins. Here’s a quick look at some of our top accomplishments, made possible by the generous supp…
Staff Scientist Dana Roeber Murray says a newly identified virus has wiped out millions of sea stars in California.
Sea Star Wasting Syndrome Mystery Solved
Nov, 13, 2014 -- Jaclyn Friedlander saw the email inviting Santa Monica Pier Aquarium volunteers to build a Rube Goldberg Machine for this Saturday’s S.T.E.A.M. Machines event on the Pier and took the challenge to her most creative and handy friend…
If you’ve enjoyed a day at Southern California beaches anytime over the past 10 years, take a moment to thank Kirsten James. Kirsten has been Heal the Bay’s clean water watchdog for nearly a decade, most recently serving as our co-Science and Pol…
Kirsten James, Heal the Bay's Science and Policy Director for Water Quality