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Heal the Bay CEO Ruskin Hartley examines how the federal shutdown is affecting the Bay. There is a greenhouse up in the Santa Monica Mountains brimming with new life and hope. In it, staff and volunteers of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreat…
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WestEdge Design Fair hosted an opening-night party Thursday at Barker Hangar to benefit Heal the Bay ahead of this weekend's design expo. We're excited to partner with the top showcase for modern design on the West Coast. To get ready, we asked WestE…
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Ruskin Hartley, Heal the Bay's newly appointed CEO, makes some sweeping comments about L.A. in his inaugural post for his On the Watershed blog. It’s Wednesday and that means I need to move my car parked in Santa Monica from the north side of the s…
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We did it, L.A.! More than 11,000 Angelenos removed 24,000 pounds of trash today, September 21, for Coastal Cleanup Day, the largest volunteer day on the planet.  That amount doesn't even include the bulky items that the city of Los Angeles will…
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Win tickets to the WestEdge Design Fair Opening Night Party on October 3 in Santa Monica at Barker Hangar! WestEdge is the newest destination for design featuring a curated selection of 150 leading brands offering design inspiration. …
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"The World's Largest Volunteer Day" -- Coastal Cleanup Day -- is tomorrow, September 21! As if keeping our beaches and parks clean isn't enough, many cleanup sites throughout Los Angeles County will feature amazing promotions for parti…
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For many of us here at Heal the Bay, Coastal Cleanup Education Day is our favorite time of the year. Sure, we have to get up a little earlier and schlep heavy stuff across the hot sand. We also tend to lose our voices by shouting to be heard over hun…
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You win some, you lose some. And some fights just are too soon to call. Heal the Bay was a big winner this week at the FOX TV Eco Casino night (pictured right). Not only were we one of the evening’s beneficiaries, but some of us got to attend …
Heal the Bay Thank You Thursday Heart in Sand
After many years in L.A.’s crowded surf lineups, I’ve seen many things I’d rather forget: neon wetsuits, sophomoric fistfights, curmudgeonly longboarders. But last weekend, I witnessed something in Santa Monica Bay that I’ll always remember. …
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We've got some big news at Heal the Bay! After an extensive national search, we're proud to announce that beginning Sept. 16, Ruskin Hartley will be Heal the Bay's new CEO. Conservationists may recognize Ruskin's name from his prolific work protectin…
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