Around the Bay

Staff scientist Amanda Griesbach says new guidelines will make it easier to fix troubled beaches.
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Kirsten James, Heal the Bay's director of water quality, recently took a trip to China to discuss environmental issues with policymakers in the world's most populous nation. Here she shares her reflections.
Those lazy days of summer may seem distant, but our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium staff is already preparing an exciting camp season so that families may never face the oft-heard summertime lament: “I’m bored!”
Summer camp at the Santa Monica PIer Aquarium
Mark Gold, current board member and former president of Heal the Bay, writes today’s guest blog post about the opening of our latest exhibit at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium– the Dorothy Green Room. The post comes courtesy of LA Observed. …
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Gov. Jerry Brown officially declared a drought in the state of California earlier this year. Heal the Bay is part of a coalition of concerned NGOs that is evaluating long-term solutions to water management in California and exploring a more integrate…
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Kirsten James, Heal the Bay’s Director of Water Quality, will be taking an important trip abroad to talk about our successes. Here she shares her thoughts. For the next week, I have a special opportunity to look beyond Santa Monica Bay, California …
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The new watershed exhibit in our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium’s Dorothy Green Room passed inspection today by some very important guests: two green frogs, one blue frog and one very petite and agile fish.
Cirque du Soleil's TOTEM characters explore the Watershed Exhibit
Happy New Year! We're gratified by the response to our request for fiscal support at the close of 2013. Thank you to all who answered the call to protect what you love, whether you're donating for the first time or renewing a commitment to continue t…
Peter Shellenbarger, a Heal the Bay science and policy analyst, and James Alamillo, Heal the Bay’s urban programs manager, say plans for revitalizing the L.A. River may soon hit a snag. The Los Angeles River has been getting a lot of attention late…
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Consuming recreationally harvested mussels, clams or scallops from the Los Angeles County coastline may be hazardous to your health, according to a new advisory issued by the California Department of Public Health.  
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