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Heal the Bay CEO Ruskin Hartley recently sat down with Saul Gonzalez from KCRW to share his vision for our organization and the unfinished business of cleaning up Santa Monica Bay. Ruskin details how Heal the Bay is well-positioned to play a sig…
Mark Gold, the former president of Heal the Bay, is part of a team at UCLA that released today a comprehensive policy brief about abating the never-ending stream of plastic marine litter. He serves as associate director of UCLA’s Institute of the E…
We did it, L.A.! More than 11,000 Angelenos removed 24,000 pounds of trash today, September 21, for Coastal Cleanup Day, the largest volunteer day on the planet.  That amount doesn't even include the bulky items that the city of Los Angeles will…
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We've got some big news at Heal the Bay! After an extensive national search, we're proud to announce that beginning Sept. 16, Ruskin Hartley will be Heal the Bay's new CEO. Conservationists may recognize Ruskin's name from his prolific work protectin…
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Heal the Bay has received many questions from concerned residents in Southern California about potential health and environmental impacts along the California coast that may result from the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster in Japan. Here is ou…
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Just in time for the last hurrah of summer, beachgoers on the West Coast can head to the shore this Labor Day secure that they’ll be swimming and playing in healthy water.  According to the 2013 End of Summer Beach Report Card®, beach water q…
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To present an alternative to the Discovery Channel's Shark Week (and cult TV movies like Sharknado), Heal the Bay staff write about the marine animals they love so much. The general public has been fed terrifying misconceptions about these creatures,…
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California beach funding is a go, as the state’s full $1.8 million was approved and included in California’s budget. Since 2008 when nearly $1 million was eliminated from the state’s beach monitoring funds, California’s Beach Program has stru…
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In the same week that the federal government declined to protect the great white shark, California’s ban on shark fin sales and possession went into effect.
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If the realization that lawns are inefficient isn’t enough for you to move forward on replacing yours, now there’s even more incentive: cash! The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is currently offering an incentive from $1.50-$2 per squar…
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