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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 some much-needed rain pelting the region, 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 opportunitie…
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 dischar…
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
If you’ve enjoyed a day at Southern California beaches anytime over the past 10 years, take a moment to thank Kirsten James. Kirsten has been Heal the Bay’s clean water watchdog for nearly a decade, most recently serving as our co-Science and Pol…
Kirsten James, Heal the Bay's Science and Policy Director for Water Quality
Nov. 4, 2014 -- We've got some exciting news to share: Veteran environmental advocate Sarah Abramson Sikich has been promoted to vice president of Heal the Bay. Sikich, who most recently served as our Director of Science and Policy for Coastal Resour…
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