Heal the Bay Blog

May 26, 2016 -- Californians heading to the shoreline this Memorial Day weekend will be heartened by yet another improvement in water quality at beaches statewide, according to data released today by environmental group Heal the Bay in its 26th annua…
Heal the Bay is proud to announce its 26th annual Beach Report Card.
May 26, 2016 -- Heal the Bay analysts assigned A-to-F letter grades to 456 beaches along the California coast for three reporting periods in 2015-2016, based on levels of weekly bacterial pollution. Some 95% of beaches received A or B grades durin…
This year's top ten Beach Bummers
May 18, 2016 -- Last Saturday's Ballona Wetlands BioBlitz was a biodiversity bonanza! Citizen Science Coordinator Catherine Hoffman masterminded the successful "wildlife scavenger hunt" and shares some highlights below.
Monarch butterfly by Kelly Vampola
May 12, 2016 -- Where can you find the tastiest breakfast burrito in L.A.? Which beach offers the best tidepooling experience? Heal the Bay's staff answers these age-old questions and more as they pick their favorite spots to enjoy the L.A. coastline…
May 6, 2016 -- With summer just around the corner, our staff experts offer ten tips on how to make your next stay at the beach as safe as possible. From minor annoyances like sunburns to major dangers such as bacterial pollution, we've got you covere…
Follow these ten tips to make your next beach trip as safe as possible.
May 4, 2016 -- Citizen Science Coordinator Catherine Hoffman basks in post-BioBlitz bliss after our wildly successful "Blitz the Bay" event in Malibu. Missed out? No worries! Join us for the next one on May 14 in the Ballona Wetlands. Last Saturday, …
Heal the Bay staff and volunteers at BioBlitz
Apr. 19, 2016 -- The battle over desalination in Southern California took another twist last week, when the West Basin Municipal Water District brought the debate over a proposed desal plant in the South Bay to its home court Friday. The elected boar…
Redondo Beach is the next city to consider the proposed desal plant.
Apr. 18, 2016 -- Heal the Bay is still feeling the stoke from Saturday's Earth Month Extravaganza, which saw over 2,000 volunteers and ocean-lovers descend on Santa Monica Beach and our Aquarium to participate in the festivities.
Earth Month Extravaganza wrap-up blog
Apr. 15, 2016 -- This summer the state of California is expected to release an Environmental Impact Report detailing various options for restoring the degraded Ballona Wetlands near LAX. Here we answer commonly asked questions about how to protect th…
An aerial shot of the Ballona Wetlands
Mar. 24, 2016 -- Hermosa Beach City Council adds its voice to growing chorus against proposed desal plant in South Bay. The anti-desal nightlife continued Tuesday in the South Bay – this time at the Hermosa Beach City Council, whose members be…
Hermosa Beach says no to desalination