Posted Jun. 23, 2015, 9:36 am
Official testing results from three Manhattan Beach oil samples confirm suspicions that oil from the Plains All American Refugio Oil Spill in May traveled to foul South Bay beaches.
Posted Jun. 19, 2015, 9:50 am
It may be one of the most crowded places to swim in the summer, but Santa Monica has again ranked poorly in an annual report that grades beaches along the Californian coastline.
Posted Apr. 4, 2015, 10:03 am
Heal the Bay is hosting a series of public Earth Month activities throughout April to provide fun, family-friendly opportunities to improve Southern California neighborhoods, shorelines and local rivers and creeks.
Posted Dec. 3, 2014, 9:10 am
Heal the Bay today urged Southland residents and visitors to avoid water contact at Los Angeles County beaches for at least 72 hours, following the season’s first major sustained storm.
Posted Oct. 2, 2014, 9:21 am
Heal the Bay has named Alix Hobbs as its new president and CEO, its board of directors announced on Wednesday. Hobbs, who has been serving as chief operating officer for the past year, takes the reins from exiting president/CEO Ruskin Hartley, who is stepping down from his post in order to be closer to his young family in the San Francisco Bay area.
Posted Sep. 19, 2014, 7:36 am
Local environmental group Heal the Bay is asking residents to join the world’s biggest single-day volunteer event – the 29th annual Coastal Cleanup Day – this Saturday, Sept. 20.
Posted Sep. 15, 2014, 9:59 am
Local environmental group Heal the Bay is asking residents to join the world’s biggest single-day volunteer event -- the 29th annual Coastal Cleanup Day -- this Saturday, Sept. 20
Posted Aug. 30, 2014, 9:26 am
Sending a powerful message nationally that the plastic pollution plague can be abated, California state legislators on Friday night approved landmark legislation that bans the distribution of single-use plastic shopping bags at grocery stores, convenience stores and pharmacies statewide.
Posted Aug. 21, 2014, 8:24 am
Education meets sustainability as the City Council unanimously approved as part of its consent calendar last Tuesday a contract with Heal the Bay to provide educational consulting services to local schools between now and 2019.
Posted May. 23, 2014, 1:28 pm
As residents prepare to flock to the coast for Memorial Day weekend, the environmental group Heal the Bay announced today that water quality improved dramatically over the past year at Los Angeles County beaches.
Posted May. 20, 2014, 7:03 am
More than 1,200 guests attended Heal the Bay's "Bring Back The Beach" Gala on May 15 at Jonathan Club in Santa Monica.
Posted Apr. 25, 2014, 8:38 am
To honor Earth Day, local environmental group Heal the Bay hosts a Saturday full of eco-friendly and family-friendly activities on the shoreline, including a designer sandcastle competition, massive beach cleanup and free admission to Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium for those who volunteer.
Posted Apr. 20, 2014, 8:52 am
Earth Day is observed each year on April 22, but Heal the Bay and its Santa Monica Pier Aquarium will continue that celebration on Saturday, April 26, with a beach cleanup, sand castle contests, and a day chock full of special Aquarium activities for the whole family.
Posted Feb. 14, 2014, 9:11 am
Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is hosting Whale of a Weekend to celebrate the annual migration of the Pacific gray whale.
Posted Jan. 31, 2014, 9:54 am
Nimish Patel, a board member of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) since 2010, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Heal The Bay, it was announced earlier this week.
Posted Sep. 11, 2013, 9:23 am
Heal the Bay has named veteran environmental leader Ruskin Hartley as its new chief executive officer, essentially taking the top leadership role that Mark Gold held for many years before he stepped down in January.
Posted Aug. 31, 2013, 9:11 am
For the seventh consecutive summer, California beachgoers experienced excellent water quality, according to the 2013 End of Summer Beach Report Card issued today by environmental group Heal the Bay.
Posted Jun. 19, 2013, 12:06 pm
We did it! After years of debate, the Los Angeles City Council has voted to finalize its ban on single-use plastic bags. Thanks to continued encouragement from Heal the Bay and its network of supporters like you, L.A. is now the largest city in the nation to take aim against the environmental and fiscal waste associated with single-use bags.
Posted Feb. 25, 2013, 9:21 am
Artist Erik Abel is partnering with environmental group Heal the Bay as a featured artist for 2013, raising funds for the nonprofit through the sale of custom artist series products, original paintings, and a collector’s series of three prints to be released throughout the year.
Posted Sep. 21, 2012, 2:10 am
Despite the overwhelming heat on Saturday, thousands of volunteers across Los Angeles came together at 9 a.m. to scour city beaches, rivers, and urban neighborhoods as part of the 23rd annual Heal the Bay Coastal Cleanup Day.
Posted Sep. 14, 2012, 1:00 am
Heal the Bay holds its annual California Coastal Cleanup Day this Saturday, Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. to noon with more than 60 coastal and inland sites across Santa Monica and Los Angeles. Last year, more than 67,000 volunteers from California removed 676,768 pounds of trash and 115,773 pounds of recyclable waste.
Posted Jun. 11, 2012, 1:53 am
Santa Monica is known for being a tourist destination and minding the environment. Last Tuesday, both tourism and the environment melded together in Sacramento as Heal the Bay was honored with the Stewardship of the Year award at the 2012 California Travel Association Summit.
Posted May. 23, 2012, 2:49 am
More than 3,000 runners pounded the pavement on Sunday for the 7th Annual Santa Monica Classic and enjoyed perfect running weather, a flat and fast...
Posted May. 16, 2012, 2:10 am
The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium has a new director -- Heather Doyle. Heal the Bay has welcomed Doyle who will be in charge of the marine scie...
Posted May. 13, 2012, 2:16 am
Heal the Bay is holding a “My Perfect Ocean” contest in honor of World Oceans Day where children can win free camp registration. The the...