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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.

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…
Stream Team Western Toad amphibians bugs tree frog Santa Monica Mountains
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, …
Heal the Bay speakers bureau christmas in july los angeles
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 …
foam dump Miracle Mile construction site report pollution plastic ocean
Be part of the solution to pollution! Join your fellow Angelenos on Coastal Cleanup Day (aka the BIGGEST volunteer day on the planet!) on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 from 9 a.m. to noon. This year Heal the Bay will organize more than 60 cleanup location…
Coastal Cleanup Day 2013 pollution Los Angeles volunteer Sept. 21
We did it! After six years of hard work and diligence, Los Angeles is officially the largest city in the nation to ban single-use plastic grocery bags. The overwhelming response has been one of excitement, but we realize there are some Angelenos who …
Los Angeles Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban Frequently Asked Questions FAQ Dog poop
Watermen and women braved some seriously huge waves on Saturday at the Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race and Ocean Festival (pictured left). For the fourth year in a row, the event’s organizers chose Heal the Bay and the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium…
Heal the Bay Santa Monica Thank you Thursday
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