Around the Bay

“Water is the driving force in nature.” – Leonardo Da Vinci Tomorrow we celebrate the global importance of clean, fresh water as part of World Water Day. In most of the world, people don’t have access to safe drinking water, while here in Los…
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A single storm can sweep billions of gallons of polluted runoff directly into Santa Monica Bay.  Yes, that’s billions with a “B.”  So it’s not much of a stretch to understand why the majority of waterbodies in Los Angeles County, in…
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With St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday, we’d like to thank those of you who help us “green” Los Angeles and our planet. It’s gratifying to know we’re in this together!
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Cool clear water cascades softly above glistening rocks, as a California newt munches on some caddisfly larvae. Brilliant Humboldt lilies peek over the earthen creek bank, where a California chorus frog hopes to catch an unsuspecting eight-legged mea…
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Sarah Sikich, Heal the Bay's director of coastal resources and Dana Roeber Murray, Heal the Bay marine scientist, recently attended a conference in Monterey that examined how well marine protected areas are functioning off California's coast. Heal th…
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UPDATE 3/8/2013: After hours of public comment and following decades of the Navy dismissing mitigation requirements for sonar and explosion practices, the Coastal Commission unanimously voted to reject the Navy's consistency permit! Read the ful…
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How did weeds get to Southern California? One of the principal causes of habitat destruction, weeds threaten our region’s natural places.  Constant maintenance and eradication is an absolute necessity as we battle against exotic invasive plant…
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 “The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire.” ― Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
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On May 16, Heal the Bay honors three supporters who’ve lent their formidable voices to protecting the ocean from plastic pollution at our annual benefit gala Bring Back the Beach.
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"You survived! It wasn't the end of the world in 2012, as the Mayans presumably predicted, so we celebrated in big ways on Tuesday with our Not the End of the World Volunteer Party. There are many people to thank for making this party so successfu…
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