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Benjamin Kay says he comes across the same single-use culprits in the ocean: plastic films/wrappers, grocery store bags, and balloons that look like jellyfish, which he collects one to two times a week when he surfs off Bay Street.

News, California, Santa Monica, Heal The Bay

Heal The Bay-Backed Plastic Bag Ban Bill Passes Both Houses Of Legislature

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.

News, Santa Monica, Heal The Bay

Heal The Bay To Provide Educational Consulting Services To Local Schools

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.

News, Beach, Santa Monica, Heal The Bay, Lifestyle

Santa Monica Beach Gets Poor Ratings

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.

Heal the Bay's Bring Back the Beach Gala

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Heal The Bay Gala Honors LAcarGuy, Incubus

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.

Heal the Bay's Earth Day Celebration will be held this Saturday.

Seven Days, Beach, Santa Monica, Pier, Heal The Bay

Heal The Bay Earth Day Celebration To Take Place This Saturday

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.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Heal The Bay

Celebrate Earth Day With Heal The Bay, Santa Monica Pier Aquarium Wednesday

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.

The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is Heal the Bay’s public marine-education center located beach-level, just below the Carousel at the world famous Santa Monica Pier.

Seven Days, Santa Monica, Pier, Heal The Bay

Enjoy A "Whale Of A Weekend" At Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

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.

Nimish Patel.

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SMMUSD Board Member Nimish Patel Appointed To Heal The Bay Board

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.

Ruskin Hartley.

News, Santa Monica, Heal The Bay

Heal The Bay Names Veteran Environmental Leader As New CEO

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.

News, Beach, Santa Monica, Heal The Bay

Heal The Bay Releases End Of Summer Beach Report Card

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.

Environment, Opinion, Santa Monica, Heal The Bay

Heal The Bay Commends LA County's Ban On Plastic Bags

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.

News, Santa Monica, Heal The Bay

Artist Erik Abel Partners With Heal The Bay To Raise Funds

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.

Scuba divers gear up before collecting trash in the ocean around the Santa Monica Pier as part of Coastal Cleanup Day.

News, Santa Monica, Heal The Bay

Heal The Bay Hosts Annual Coastal Cleanup Day

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.

Coastal Clean-Up DaySaturday, September 15 from 9 a.m. to noonSanta Monica

News, Environment, Seven Days, Beach, Santa Monica, Heal The Bay

California Coastal Cleanup Day This Saturday, September 15

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.

Sarah Sikich, Heal the Bay’s Coastal Resources Director holding the award with Mark Massara, General Counsel and VP of Social Responsibility for O’Neill.

News, Santa Monica, Heal The Bay

Heal The Bay Earns Stewardship Award At California Travel Association Summit

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.

Thousands of runners participated in the 7th Annual Santa Monica Classic.

News, Sports, Fitness, Santa Monica, Heal The Bay

Christian Tregillis Wins 7th Annual Santa Monica Classic 10K Race

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...

Heal the Bay has welcomed Heather Doyle as the new director for its Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.

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Heal The Bay Welcomes New Santa Monica Pier Aquarium Director

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...

The theme for the “My Perfect Ocean” contest is “Youth: the Next Wave of Change.”

News, Santa Monica, Heal The Bay, Youth

Win Free Camp Registration Through Heal The Bay's 'My Perfect Ocean' Contest

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...

Hilex Poly, a large plastic bag manufacturer based in South Carolina, had filed a writ claiming the county’s 10-cent charge constituted an illegal tax measure.

News, Business, Beach, Heal The Bay

Judge Upholds Ban On Plastic Bags

Posted Mar. 25, 2012, 2:21 am

A Superior Court judge on Friday denied a legal challenge to Los Angeles County’s progressive single-use bag ordinance. Under the measure ...

News, Santa Monica, Heal The Bay

Heal The Bay's Mark Gold Steps Down As President

Posted Jan. 11, 2012, 10:00 am

Heal the Bay president Mark Gold announced Tuesday that he is stepping down from the environmental organization to accept a position at the Univers...

Trash deposited on the beach at the Pico-Kenter storm drain after a rainstorm in 2007. Note the small bits and pieces of styrofoam which are often mistaken as food by birds. Ingested plastic can block a bird's intestines leading to death.

News, Beach, Santa Monica, Heal The Bay

Avoid Santa Monica, Los Angeles Beaches For Next 72 Hours: Heal The Bay

Posted Oct. 5, 2011, 6:13 am

With the first significant rainfall on Wednesday since March, Heal the Bay is urging residents and tourists to avoid Santa Monica and Los Angeles b...

Heal the Bay’s 2011 End of Summer Beach Report Card was released today.

News, Environment, Santa Monica, Heal The Bay

Heal The Bay Release Its 2011 End Of Summer Beach Report Card

Posted Sep. 27, 2011, 4:12 am

Environmental group Heal the Bay released its 2011 End of Summer Beach Report...

The “Oceans at Risk” art installation in Santa Monica was created to raise awareness about the ocean, but attention quickly shifted to the city’s threat of litigation concerning the structure’s safety.

News, Santa Monica, Heal The Bay

Tides Turn On Heal The Bay Volunteer’s “Oceans At Risk”Awareness Art Project

Posted Sep. 16, 2011, 9:05 am

When fourth-generation Santa Monica resident Adam Corlin unveiled his “Oceans at Risk” art project last Thursday at 825 Berkeley Street, he tho...

A close-up of the house, which has been secretly under construction for the past two months.

News, Santa Monica, Heal The Bay

Heal The Bay Volunteer Unveils Big Billboard House

Posted Sep. 9, 2011, 2:05 am

The hard work of dozens of committed craftsmen and laborers, who worked long, hot hours hidden beneath plastic sheeting and tarps on a Santa Monica...

Assemblywoman Julia Brownley speaks about coastal conservation during the unveiling of the newly designed Whale Tail License Plate for California, Santa Monica Pier, Calif., Tuesday, August 2, 2011. Funds from the newly designed plate, which is a collaboration between artists Elizabeth Robinette Tyndall and Bill Atkins, will support coastal conservation in California.

News, Santa Monica Pier, Beach, Video, Transportation, Santa Monica, Heal The Bay

Whale Tail Grant Program Shows New License Plate at Santa Monica Pier

Posted Aug. 3, 2011, 11:08 am

California's Whale Tail program has been giving back to the beaches since 1997. Every Whale Tail license plate purchased gives money for beach clea...

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