Heal the Bay Blog

Heal the Bay CEO Ruskin Hartley pays a visit to one of Heal the Bay's greatest triumphs -- Ahmanson Ranch, the largest parkland acquisition in the history of the Los Angeles-Ventura County region.
Ahmanson Ranch 10 years land park open space
Fatigued by gift cards and e-commerce sites, but exhilarated by the wonders of the ocean? Here are some ways you can simultaneously show some appreciation to our beautiful Bay AND to your loved ones this year by benefiting our work at Heal the Bay: …
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Heal the Bay CEO Ruskin Hartley recently sat down with Saul Gonzalez from KCRW to share his vision for our organization and the unfinished business of cleaning up Santa Monica Bay. Ruskin details how Heal the Bay is well-positioned to play a sig…
Heal the Bay chief executive Ruskin Hartley says it doesn't do much good to fight over the specifics of particular desalination projects. Wednesday was a big day for us at Heal the Bay. After years of work, days spent reviewing environmental document…
Our first-ever S.T.E.A.M. Machines event Nov. 9 on the Santa Monica Pier was a smashing success. Presented by Heal the Bay and Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds initiative, the day included LA’s inaugural Rube Goldberg Contest and a hos…
S.T.E.A.M. Machines on the Pier
Heal the Bay staff scientist Dana Murray reports on the shelving of a poorly conceived desalination plant in Huntington Beach. What is the future for ocean desalination in California?
Poseidon Scraps Plan for Desal Plant in O.C. Huntington Beach
Heal the Bay staff were a little startled to discover a young woman dressed up as an Australian marsupial at a recent cleanup in Compton Creek. 
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We’re still glowing from a sunny Tuesday morning on the beach with a group of third graders from Parthenia Elementary School in North Hills.Yes, a late autumn sun contributed to the color in our cheeks, but the lasting glow comes from the generous …
Lunch n' Learn at Duke's Malibu
Experts say that the best way to break an unhealthy habit is to replace it with a healthy one. And Heal the Bay is here to help you replace your plastic shopping bags with reusables as you shop this holiday season. To prepare, we’re busily organizi…
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Ruskin Hartley, Heal the Bay's chief executive officer, says the L.A. Aqueduct changed the world. But now we must change.