Around the Bay

Kirsten James, our Science and Policy Director for Water Quality, heralds the arrival of the second and final phase of the City of Los Angeles' ban on plastic bags. July 1 marks an important milestone for Heal the Bay and our entire region – the e…
City of Los Angeles plastic bag ban Heal the Bay
Heal the Bay couldn't have produced last Saturday's amazing Nick Gabaldon Day without the support, generosity and guidance of a number of co-presenters and community partners. First and foremost, we thank the Black Surfers Collective for providing th…
Black Surfers Collective
Programs director Meredith McCarthy says the shared history of L.A.’s beaches isn’t always black and white.
Nick Gabaldon Day Santa Monica Heal the Bay
Paddles up! Big thanks to the Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race and Ocean Festival for bequeathing Heal the Bay and our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium with a portion of the net proceeds from the event! And don't worry -- it's not too late to register fo…
Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race and Ocean Festival
Zola Berger-Schmitz, a local high school student and Heal the Bay volunteer extraordinaire, shares her thoughts about inspiring youth on World Oceans Day on June 8. It was a late summer afternoon on the beach in Santa Monica.  Though I was …
Zola Berger-Schmitz Heal the Bay Volunteer World Oceans Day
It’s been a busy week for Heal the Bay, recovering from yet another sold out “Bring Back the Beach” gala and trying to get a handle on the fish die-off in Marina del Rey over the weekend.
Hands Across the Sand Stop Hermosa Beach Oil Keep Hermosa Ocean Drilling
Hey Party People, we did it! Thanks to our generous supporters, Heal the Bay set an all-time attendance record for annual “Bring Back the Beach” gala Thursday night. More than 1,200 ocean lovers joined us on the sand at the Jonathan Club in Santa…
Bring Back the Beach May 15, 2014 Heal the Bay Jonathan Beach Club sunset
We now have a better understanding of why sea lion pups began stranding themselves on Santa Monica Bay beaches last year, writes staff scientist Dana Murray. An emaciated sea lion pup looks lost on a Santa Monica beach. Lying motionless near the shor…
Kirsten James, Heal the Bay’s science and policy director for water quality, writes that there are a number of reasons to celebrate a recent win in the fight against toxic local waterbodies. At the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board h…
toxic skull wastewater stormwater toxicity pollution water creek ocean
Kids Ocean Day founder Michael Klubock shares some insight about a special day, which took place May 15.
Kids Ocean Day whale beach sos environment
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