Happy Strawless Summer

Plastic straws of all shapes, sizes and colors are popping up everywhere from juice boxes to cocktails to unasked-for glasses of water. So this summer, we’re zeroing in on plastic straws to reduce this harmful plastic pollution in L.A. County.

2016-17 Annual Beach Report Card

Heal the Bay assigns A-to-F grades to over 400 beaches up and down the California coast, based on levels of weekly bacterial pollution. See our latest Annual Beach Report Card and find your beach water quality.

Our Impact

Beach cleanups are just the beginning. Heal the Bay staff work to mobilize L.A.’s many diverse communities to protect our coastline, revitalize our urban waterways, and speak out for smart water policy.

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Become a Wavemaker

Ripples become waves. Join our vibrant community of members by volunteering, attending an orientation, or making a donation to support our work.

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Visit Our Aquarium

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

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Summit to Sea

Healing the Bay starts farther inland than you might think. Take an interactive trip with us as we follow water’s journey from the Sierras to Santa Monica Bay.

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