Heal the Bay Blog

Kirsten James, Heal the Bay’s Director of Water Quality, will be taking an important trip abroad to talk about our successes. Here she shares her thoughts. For the next week, I have a special opportunity to look beyond Santa Monica Bay, California …
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Don Kinsey has been appointed to a two-year term as chairman of Heal the Bay as part of a planned executive board transition announced today by the regional environmental group. The move marks the first time that a South Bay resident has held the to…
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The new watershed exhibit in our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium’s Dorothy Green Room passed inspection today by some very important guests: two green frogs, one blue frog and one very petite and agile fish.
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Happy New Year! We're gratified by the response to our request for fiscal support at the close of 2013. Thank you to all who answered the call to protect what you love, whether you're donating for the first time or renewing a commitment to continue t…
Heal the Bay CEO Ruskin Hartley says that despite warm temperatures all is not sunny in Southern California. I spent much of the past two weeks on the beach. While the rest of the country suffered through sub-zero temperatures, it remained a balmy 72…
Peter Shellenbarger, a Heal the Bay science and policy analyst, and James Alamillo, Heal the Bay’s urban programs manager, say plans for revitalizing the L.A. River may soon hit a snag. The Los Angeles River has been getting a lot of attention late…
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Consuming recreationally harvested mussels, clams or scallops from the Los Angeles County coastline may be hazardous to your health, according to a new advisory issued by the California Department of Public Health.  
Yes, global warming can be a difficult concept to visualize. Who has ever seen an ozone layer after all? But if you look at some of our local beaches, you can already witness the negative effects of climate change. Some sandy beaches in Malibu are e…
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If you’re a longtime Heal the Bay supporter, you may remember a proposal to drill for oil in the City of Hermosa Beach back in the late 1990s. We worked closely with partner groups to defeat that effort.
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Every minute we spent advocating for shark fin and plastic bag bans. Every piece of trash we picked up in our communities. Every student we led to the beach for the day. At the end of the year when we reflect on all that we accomplished, we are mindf…