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You might be a dedicated surfer, in the water every morning before work. Maybe you’re a mother who brings her kids to the beach in the summer. Or maybe you just like to watch the sunset over the coast, and look for dolphins playing in the waves.   There are hundreds of ways you can appreciate our ocean and beaches, and there are also hundreds of ways that you can help protect them.

The EPA released its final National Recreational Beach Water Quality Criteria this week. After many years of fighting for strong protections, we are greeting the new standards with mixed emotions. The criteria, which hadn’t been updated since 1986…
New EPA Regulations on Water Quality - Travel Manitoba/Flickr
The landlord, the man in the gray suit, jaws, white pointer, tommy shark, great white – whatever you call it, the elusive white shark has long been the subject of lore and legend. I know it's a given for a marine biologist, but I have always been f…
Arkive Andy Murch / Elasmodiver.com
The cranberries from Thanksgiving dinner may all be consumed by now, but the spirit of giving thanks continues. This Tuesday, Heal the Bay is partnering with 92y.org’s Giving Tuesday campaign to help launch a national day of philanthropy. We're ask…
Giving Tuesday charity thanks heal the bay donate pelicans seahorses
Good news from last week’s California Coastal Commission hearing, as the commissioners unanimously denied Pacific Gas & Electric Company’s proposal for seismic testing in the Point Buchon State Marine Reserve.
California Coastal Commission PG&E Point Buchon porpoise whales
This Thanksgiving week we’re reminding ourselves of what we’re grateful for, and a healthy, clean ocean tops our list. We're asking you to join us as we give thanks for the oceans and beaches we all enjoy! There are many ways to help sustain a he…
Thanksgiving clean ocean Malibu Creek Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
What is Heal the Bay doing in South L.A.? We’re building a park!  To help spread the word, we hosted a fall festival at the site for the 30 families who live near what will soon become “WAYS Reading and Fitness Park.”
South LA green space park holiday festival WAYS healthy neighborhood
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