Public Health Alert: Sewage Spill in the Bay

17 million gallons of raw sewage were spilled in the ocean on July 11-12 from the Hyperion Plant in El Segundo. LA County Dept. of Public Health lifted beach closures at Dockweiler State Beach and El Segundo Beach on July 14, but we urge you to exercise caution by regularly checking this website and our Beach Report Card for beach advisories and closures.

Catching A Wave for Good with World Surf League

Heal the Bay and the World Surf League—two Santa Monica-based organizations—are partnering to expand Heal the Bay’s Beach Report Card with NowCast daily water quality prediction program to give beachgoers more information, more swiftly, about potential risks from poor ocean water quality at California’s most popular beaches and surf spots.

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.

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Get Involved

Ripples become waves. When you volunteer with us your generous time supports ocean and freshwater recreational 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 open space.

 

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Visit Our Aquarium

Steps from the ocean, an underwater wonderland awaits. Our kid-friendly Heal the Bay Aquarium under the Santa Monica Pier features 100+ species of marine life that live right offshore. Our Aquarium’s outdoor patio experience is open in limited capacity on Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 4pm.

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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 Santa Monica Bay.

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