Heal the Bay is a powerful symbol of how just one person can make an incredible difference in the local community. Back in 1985, Dorothy Green decided to organize concerned Angelenos and end the dumping of incompletely treated sewage into the Bay.
Heal the Bay began out of this grassroots effort and since then more than 100,000 volunteers and supporters like you have made incredible strides in improving the quality of the Santa Monica Bay and our beaches and neighborhoods.
You don’t have to be an activist like Dorothy Green to make a big impact. Whether you live in Malibu, the South Bay, Silverlake or Compton, whether you have just a few minutes, or a few days to get involved, and whether you're young or old, you can take some simple, direct actions to become a more active member of your community and help protect the ocean and beach you love.
In your home, you can have a real impact on the health of our local oceans, take these 10 easy steps.
If you'd like to get more involved with Heal the Bay, join us at one of our monthly Volunteer Orientations to find the perfect program for you. Orientations are held at our offices, every second Monday of the month from 7-9 p.m.
We all deserve to live in a clean and healthy environment, and it’s your city or county’s responsibility to help keep it that way. When you see discarded trash in your neighborhood or a clogged gutter or catch basin, report it! For L.A. County, call 888.253.2652 or 800.303.0003; for non-L.A. County residents find your local city numbers to report pollution.