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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.

This trashcan tells quite a tale, discovered more than 2,500 miles away from our Santa Monica base on a Hawaiian beach. Researchers found the intact plastic trashcan emblazoned with Heal the Bay stickers while they were surveying 2011 Japanese tsunam…
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Planting one of the first MPA signs along Los Angeles' coast felt like it'd been a long time coming.
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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Jan. 15 to postpone a vote on placing a stormwater parcel fee on the ballot. After hearing public comment, the board directed Public Works staff to offer revisions to the proposed measure, which aims …
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"Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'" –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Each year on the federal holiday marking Dr. King’s birthday, Americans celebrate his legacy by working together to serve our neighbors…
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Through a powerful collaboration between Holocaust survivors and teen filmmakers, Heal the Bay received a video gift that will definitely keep on giving. Students produced It’s Not Just One, a public service announcement that vividly depicts the im…
Idele and Michael, photo credit: Michelle Paster
Southern California is packed with weeds, a.k.a. exotic invasive plants, which are one of the principal causes of habitat destruction. Constant maintenance and eradication is an absolute necessity if we want to hang on to our region’s natural place…
Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Weeds
Green Santa and his eco-elves made a stop in historic Los Angeles distributing more than 1,000 reusable bags at Olvera Street and $1000 in Vons/Pavilions gift cards to families, tourists and holiday shoppers as part of Heal the Bay’s 6th annual A D…
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