Beaches Reopen after January Spill

Beach closures have been lifted for Mother’s Beach, Venice City Beach, and Dockweiler State Beach following a discharge of untreated sewage in late January. All locations affected by the waste line blockage and spill have now been tested and cleared for public recreation. No one should get sick from a day at the beach, and notices of localized bacteria spikes can get buried in mainstream news circuits. Keep up with all the latest reports on water quality in Greater Los Angeles by checking the Beach Report Card website or app.

What’s New:

Our Impact

Beach and neighborhood cleanups are just the beginning. Heal the Bay staff work to mobilize LA’s diverse communities to protect our coastline, restore our waterways, and speak out for clean water policy across our watersheds.

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Get Involved

Ripples become waves. When you volunteer with us, your generous time supports ocean and freshwater areas in LA County ensuring they are safe, optimizes how we manage our local water supply, and takes action for equitable access to clean water and green space.


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Visit Our Aquarium

Steps from the ocean, an underwater wonderland awaits. Our kid-friendly Heal the Bay Aquarium at the Santa Monica Pier features 100+ species of marine life that live right offshore.

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Summit to Sea

When we “Heal the Bay” we start farther inland than you might think. Take an interactive trip with us as we follow water’s journey from the Sierras to the Santa Monica Bay.