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With a 25% cut in water use by cities now ordered by the state, L.A. can be a lot smarter in a time of perilous drought. Here are some wise investments to make right now.
Heal the Bay's top three fixes for the drought
After many years of campaigning, and a successful enactment of a similar ban in LA County, we are proud to announce that a bill to ban single-use plastic bags in California, SB270, has passed the state legislature. Our announcement of this victory sp…
Plastic Bag Monster
Feb. 05, 2016 -- Staff watershed scientist Katherine Pease bugs out about our major legal victory in Malibu Creek. In May 2013, I stood in front of a packed meeting room in Agoura Hills, filled with West Valley residents concerned about rumors o…
Malibu Creek
December 17, 2015 -- 2015 was truly a year of extremes for the Bay. From defeating a dangerous proposal to drill for oil in Hermosa Beach to holding city agencies accountable following a sewage spill at Hyperion, Heal the Bay defended its title as th…
2015 year in review for Heal the Bay
The Governor’s office has been busy over the last few weeks reviewing nearly 1,000 bills that reached his desk after making it through the California legislature this year. While he focused on pressing public policies issues, like healthcare and cr…
Kicking off El Niño Week, Heal the Bay staff scientists and program directors have assembled simple answers to the complex questions about what El Niño may bring to your home, our beaches and greater L.A. What does El Niño mean anyway? …
Heal the Bay's Ultimate El Niño FAQ
    Sept. 21, 2015 -- Each day, the Hyperion Treatment Plant discharges hundreds of millions of gallons of treated wastewater into Santa Monica Bay. Thanks to the work of Heal the Bay 30 years ago, this effluent is now cleansed and sanitize…
Hyperion Water Treatment Facility red tide sewage spill pollution
The tallies are in for the 26th annual Coastal Cleanup Day, says Communications Director Matthew King. It’s a landslide for cigarette butts and ammunition! 
Coastal Cleanup Day 2015 with Heal the Bay
Yes, we needed last night’s sporadic but intense rainfall. But it left a lot of waste – both literally and figuratively -- says Matthew King, Heal the Bay's communications director. Sept. 15, 2015 -- Welcome to Bay Street, where the trash meets t…
Staff scientist Dana Murray reports on our ongoing efforts to inform the public about the value and beauty of our local Marine Protected Areas. Call them a sign of the times. Heal the Bay staff travelled along our local shorelines last week to help i…
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