Heal the Bay Blog

On Sunday October 11th, over 25 students representing nine different middle and high school environmental clubs crept into the closed-to-the-public Santa Monica Pier Aquarium for an after-hours workshop. Find out what fishy fun they had below. A…
Fall 2015 Youth Summit
Protect your beach and vulnerable marine life by joining our Storm Response Team!  SRT is a volunteer-powered program where trusty souls brave the elements immediately following a rain event to pick up trash on the beach–before it heads o…
Heal the Bay El Niño storm response team
Local shorelines already impacted by climate change are now bracing for El Niño. The picture may not be pretty, says Heal the Bay's Dana Murray, but there are things we can do to prepare. What will El Niño’s footprint be on our beaches this winte…
Climate change and El Niño
In a time of severe drought, one El Niño isn’t going to solve all our problems. But here’s how cities can prepare to take maximum benefit of what rains do come.
The Governor’s office has been busy over the last few weeks reviewing nearly 1,000 bills that reached his desk after making it through the California legislature this year. While he focused on pressing public policies issues, like healthcare and cr…
WHAT TO DO ON YOUR PROPERTY Keep water from collecting on your property. Make sure to regularly clean out leaf clutter and other debris that may have been collecting on your roof, gutters and downspouts. Clogs can create serious blockages that will …
El Niño El Nino
Kicking off El Niño Week, Heal the Bay staff scientists and program directors have assembled simple answers to the complex questions about what El Niño may bring to your home, our beaches and greater L.A. What does El Niño mean anyway? …
Heal the Bay's Ultimate El Niño FAQ
Bill Patzert may be a JPL super-scientist and El Niño geek, but he really is a fun guy, says Heal the Bay vp Sarah Sikich. Come hear him speak next week at our Aquarium.
Top restaurants in town are offering El Niño-inspired cocktails to raise awareness and to benefit Heal the Bay. Oyster shell-infused mezcal, anyone?
    Sept. 21, 2015 -- Each day, the Hyperion Treatment Plant discharges hundreds of millions of gallons of treated wastewater into Santa Monica Bay. Thanks to the work of Heal the Bay 30 years ago, this effluent is now cleansed and sanitize…
Hyperion Water Treatment Facility red tide sewage spill pollution