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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
Heal the Bay policy analyst Peter Shellenbarger reports on promising developments to clean up Malibu's water pollution.
3 Life-saving Rules: After a rainfall of any severity, wait at least 3 days before entering the ocean. Always swim at least 100 yards away (the length of a football field) from a stormdrain outlet. Check the Beach Report Card for the most recent b…
Surfer Barry Ault Dies of a Staph Infection in San Diego
Heal the Bay staff scientists Sarah Sikich and Dana Murray report on the latest efforts to save Malibu's troubled Broad Beach from erosion and sea-level rise. Ocean waves lapping against a golden sandy strand of beach in Malibu, low tides exposing ro…
With the biggest storm in years under our belt, we pause to share some quick answers to commonly asked questions about rain and pollution. The storm will surely create a lot of waste—both in the form of trash on the beach and squandered opportuniti…
Big rains bring big trash to the beach
The recent screening of the awesome new surf documentary, “A Wedge to Remember,” gave Heal the Bay and partners Surfrider and Keep Hermosa Hermosa a platform to discuss our fight against oil drilling in Hermosa Beach. Proceeds from the evening’…
Thank You Thursday
  Since 1985, Heal the Bay has worked with a committed network of activists, volunteers, donors, educators and community groups to keep our watersheds, neighborhoods, beaches and oceans safe healthy and clean. Be it hosting cleanups, monitoring …
Heal the Bay has a 29-year track record of defending Southern California’s watersheds, beaches and ocean, and 2014 marked another year of significant wins. Here’s a quick look at some of our top accomplishments, made possible by the generous supp…
Staff Scientist Dana Roeber Murray says a newly identified virus has wiped out millions of sea stars in California.
Sea Star Wasting Syndrome Mystery Solved
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