Around the Bay

Taking the time out to clean the beach is one of the most direct ways anyone can contribute to a healthy ocean. When businesses bring their employees together for a cleanup through Heal the Bay’s Corporate Healers program, they make an important st…
Thank You Thursday
  Ruskin Hartley has decided to step down as CEO of  Heal the Bay. Here, he reflects on what his service has meant for him and the Bay. 
Sept. 27, 2014 -- This Saturday marks the opening weekend of the recreational lobster fishing season in California, officially beginning at 12:01 a.m. This is one of the busiest weekends on the water in Southern California, and it’s important that …
Wow, what a week! The list of organizations and businesses to thank is massive. But first, some massive numbers to illustrate how we couldn’t have pulled it off without you.
Thank You Thursday 9-25-14
Communications Director Matthew King uncovers some gems amid the trash collected at today’s 25th annual Coastal Cleanup Day. Sept. 20, 2014 -- As with my children, I love all my Coastal Cleanup Day sites equally. But I admit that one type of site h…
Coastal Cleanup Day 2014
Ladies and Gentlemen, Charge your cameraphones! As we gear up for Coastal Cleanup Day this Saturday, we have some fun contests and promotions for all our wonderful volunteers. Some of these contests have prizes and some are just for fun. Some are of…
A shoutout to our friends at the Santa Monica Pier Corporation, who gave Heal the Bay space at the Sept. 4th Twilight Concert on the Pier. We were able to show off some of the fun marine artifacts from the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, talk about Coast…
Fox Thank You THursday
It isn’t perfect, but the Legislature's new Water Bond could help improve local water reliability, says Kirsten James, Heal the Bay’s Science and Policy Director for Water Quality.
9/30/2014 Update: Governor Brown has signed the California Senate approved SB 270, the bill to ban single-use plastic bags across the state, into law. California is the first state to have a state-wide law banning such bags. “We’re the first to b…
California bans single-use plastic bags SB270
Sarah Munro-Kennedy, an intern at our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, spent her summer swimming with the sharks in Africa. Big ones!
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