Around the Bay

We’re still glowing from a sunny Tuesday morning on the beach with a group of third graders from Parthenia Elementary School in North Hills.Yes, a late autumn sun contributed to the color in our cheeks, but the lasting glow comes from the generous …
Lunch n' Learn at Duke's Malibu
Experts say that the best way to break an unhealthy habit is to replace it with a healthy one. And Heal the Bay is here to help you replace your plastic shopping bags with reusables as you shop this holiday season. To prepare, we’re busily organizi…
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We had so much fun with our visitors on Sunday during the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium’s Halloween and Dia de los Muertos festivities. Our first-ever Halloween parade was a smashing success (no pumpkins were injured in the process). Father-and-son Dr…
Halloween Parade on the Pier
Joel Reynolds, the NRDC's Western Director and Senior Attorney and a longtime ally of Heal the Bay, offers a guest blog post about the good work being done by Team Marine at Santa Monica High School. One summer night in 1971 in Riverside, California,…
Sarah Sikich, Heal the Bay’s director of coastal resources, is part of a special delegation of California ocean experts participating this week in a global conference about marine protected areas. Here’s her first report from France. I’ve now s…
Sarah Sikich, Heal the Bay’s Director of Coastal Resources, heads to France to share the good news about our state’s blossoming Marine Protected Areas. If you’ve been lucky enough to go for a dive, surf, or kayak at the Channel Islands, it’s …
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Zipping a zipper is something everybody knows how to do, but what if you wanted to build an elaborate machine to creatively, artistically, turn this task into a fantastic feat of engineering?
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Guest blogger Kurt Holland taught science at Santa Monica Alternative Schoolhouse, a public K-8 learning center, for 10 years. A marine science and environmental education leader, Kurt will contribute occasional blogs focused on science education. …
Preparing to gather water samples on a Santa Monica PIer Aquarium field trip
Matthew King, Heal the Bay's Communications Director, recounts a harrowing moment at today's Storm Response Team cleanup. I fought the First Flush, and the First Flush won. Well, at least temporarily.
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Rain is coming... and with it comes pollution. Fight for the ocean by joining our elite Storm Response Team!
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