⚠ Post-Storm Water Safety Notice ⚠

Winter storms funnel high levels of debris, toxins, and bacteria straight to the ocean. Bacteria levels along the LA coastline are very high for the first 72 hours after rainfall and getting in the water could make you sick! Check our Beach Report Card website or app for daily NowCast water quality updates before heading back in the water.

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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.


Take Part

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.

Dive In

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.