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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
Dana Murray, Heal the Bay’s senior coastal policy manager, provides an update on the spill and what can be done to prevent these kinds of disasters. For her, the fight is personal. May 20, 2015 -- Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara is just that …
Oil spill at Refugio State Beach in Santa Barbara
May 12, 2015 Dear friends, You may have heard that the weather report is not good for the latter part of the week. We love sitting on the beach, just not during a chilly storm! So we made the decision today to reschedule our Annual Gala, which had be…
Heal the Bay's 30th Anniversary Awards Gala postponed to June 4
Is Water Quality in the L.A. River Impacted by Metals? Supposedly not… Peter Shellenbarger, Heal the Bay’s Water Resources Manager, weighs in on the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board’s recent changes to water quality standards fo…
New pollution limits established for L.A. River
A long-in the-works stormwater capture project finally takes off at LAX, reports Heal the Bay VP Sarah Sikich. May 8, 2015 – When it sprinkles, it can pour. Yesterday was a good day for the L.A. Basin, not only because it got a dash of much-needed …
New stormwater runoff project takes off at LAX
Heal the Bay is synonymous with the ocean. We surf it, we swim it, we dive it, we fish it, and we work day in and day out to make it cleaner, healthier and more productive for Southern California. But the ocean is just part of the picture: Our local …
Gov. Brown took a bold and necessary action to restrict California's water use, writes Heal the Bay vp Sarah Sikich. But there's much more to be done. April 2, 2015 --
Gov. Brown took a bold and necessary action to restrict California's water use, writes Heal the Bay vp Sarah Sikich. But there's much more to be done.
March 17, 2015 -- Big news: Heal the Bay is thrilled to welcome Rita Kampalath as our new Science and Policy Director! Rita will work with Heal the Bay’s team of seasoned technical and policy experts to advance more holistic water-quality improveme…
Rita Kampalath, Heal the Bay's Science and Policy Director
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