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Day Without A (Plastic) Bag on 12/16

Actions always speak louder than words, especially when it comes to making a difference for the environment. On Thursday, December 16th, Heal the Bay is organizing its fourth annual Day Without A Bag, where the organization is raising awareness about the harmful effects of plastic bag pollution. The Algalita Foundation, which monitors plastics in our…

Countdown to California Coastal Cleanup Day!

On Saturday September 25, 2010 the 26th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day will be held across California. Last year’s turn out for the largest marine environment event in the country was enormous here in the Golden State. Over 80,600 great volunteers collected over 1.3 million pounds of trash and recyclables. This year promises to be just…

Transforming F’s to A’s – One Beach at a Time

Ah, summertime. A season filled with warm balmy nights, backyard barbecues, Little League games, and weekend trips to the beach. Each of us has favorite summer memories, and I’d venture to guess that those recollections involve a beach, river or lake – we just naturally gravitate towards water during hot months. We’ve all enjoyed that…

LA’s Efforts to Transform Water Quality at Three Heal the Bay F-Grade Beaches

Today the local environmental group Heal the Bay issued its annual beach report card in time for the start of the summer beach season, providing beach goers with important water quality information. Without fail, over the last few years, Santa Ynez Beach, Castle Rock Beach and Inner Cabrillo Beach have received poor grades when it…

Heal the Bay’s Executive Director Looks Back on the Stormwater Program’s 20 Years

by Mark Gold After 20 years, the City of Los Angeles’ stormwater program is at a crossroads. The program has come a long way since its beginnings in the early nineties as a result of the Hyperion consent decree and new regulations under the federal Clean Water Act and the first countywide stormwater permit. The…

Heal the Bay Gives the Grades

Just in time for the kickoff to summer this Memorial Day weekend, Heal the Bay has released its 19th annual Beach Report Card (BRC), with information on the status of California’s coastline. Heal the Bay’s BRC provides water quality information to the millions of people who swim, surf, or dive in California coastal waters. Reported…

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