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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.

November’s Nothin’ But Sand broke Heal the Bay’s record for the most participants at one of our monthly volunteer cleanups. What a way to end 2013! Some 1,111 participants picked up 210 pounds of ocean-bound trash at Will Rogers State Beach on …
Industrial facilities can be a major source of toxic stormwater pollution.  Runoff from over 10,000 industrial sites statewide – landfills, oil refineries, metal recycling facilities – can pollute our rivers and oceans, if left un-checked. …
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Most of my July was spent wading through our local Santa Monica Mountain streams, assessing the biological communities and habitat within them. Despite some of the less glamorous aspects, such as battling poison oak, stinging nettle, and the occasion…
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Last year, Heal the Bay speakers reached more than 40,000 Angelenos across Los Angeles with our message about solutions to pollution. How the heck did we do that? No cloning was involved, just hours of time donated by our Speakers Bureau volunteers, …
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Kalisa Myers organized the Miracle Mile Plastic Response Team to help rid her community “of plastic and non-biodegradable debris … before it can get into our oceans.” Here, Kalisa shares how she managed to get the city …
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