Heal the Bay Presents – Commit to Conservation: Over the next few months, Heal the Bay will be exploring what it means to live in an arid state, and what climate change, drought, and aridification mean for our water future.

Learn with us through our Commit to Conservation series of community awareness blogs, Climate Action Challenges, and live events to get the facts about California’s ongoing drought and how to take action.  Follow along and join in by using the hashtags #Commit2Conserve #Commit2ConserveChallenge on social media.

CALIFORNIA is experiencing the longest drought in the past 1,200 years, which can be scary and overwhelming, but Los Angeles needs to talk about it in order to explore solutions and empower affected-communities to demand change. Through our Commit to Conservation initiative, Heal the Bay Scientists and partners are teaming up to help residents access accurate information about the drought, aridification, and water conservation.

Quick Start Guide:

Here, we will share solutions and opportunities for advancing water efficiency to become more water wise at home and as a community through collective and regional action. Check out our #Commit2Conserve blogs, events, and social media activations to start your Commitment to Conservation, connect directly with major players in California’s response to the drought, and have your questions answered by Heal the Bay Scientists.

Stay tuned for more #Commit2Conserve content, special events, and opportunities to get involved.

Community Awareness Blogs: Get in the Know

Read our 3-part series exploring what it means to live in an arid state, and what climate change, drought, and aridification mean for our water future. All blog articles written by Heal the Bay Water Scientists.


Part 1: Setting the Stage – Aridity in California

Heal the Bay Water Quality Scientist Annelisa explains how smart water practices like recycling and conservation can help ensure the human right to water and the rights of nature, even as California becomes more arid.


Part 2: Drought or Flood – Water Supply in California

Drought or flood?  Can both be true at the same time?  Yes, and here’s what you need to know to step up your home’s water supply management with Heal the Bay CEO Tracy Quinn.


Check back soon for part 3 or subscribe to our Blue Newsletter to get new Heal the Bay articles delivered directly to your email inbox once a month.

Blue Table Talk: Have a Seat at the Table with Water and Drought Experts

Join us for three popup community roundtable conversations on the history and future of drought resiliency across LA County. Sit down, drop questions on our experts, discuss solutions, enjoy engaging hands-on activities, share your thoughts & feelings, and get clarity on some of our region’s most unclear climate concerns. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Blue Table Talk #1 : “Demystifying Drought”

📅 November 20, 2022, from 3 PM- 4 PM, at Ken Malloy Harbor Regional Park Machado Lake.

Drought can be a scary subject for many Angelenos, but there is so much WE CAN DO to understand and combat the effects of these abnormally dry periods. What is drought? Is it natural? Is it harmful? Is it a human problem or outside of our control? Let’s demystify the drought and empower each other.

📺 Watch Replay

Blue Table Talk #2: “Stormwater Breakdown”

📅 December 3, 2022, 9 AM – 10 AM, Sofi Stadium

Did you know that the lake outside of Sofi Stadium is actually maintained with recycled water? There are Stormwater Projects like Sofi Stadium all over Los Angeles and more to come. Drought is a problem for LA and it’s not going away. But Stormwater is a solution that addresses multiple issues for the region. Take a seat at the Blue Table and join us for a tour of these modern Stormwater marvels.

📺 Watch Replay

Blue Table Talk #3 : “Relationship with Water

📅 January 21, 2023, 12 PM – 1 PM, Manhattan Beach Pier

The New Year is a perfect time to reenergize your commitment to conservation with a more interconnected approach. What is Holistic Environmental Stewardship? How are beach cleanups and drought solutions connected? Join Heal the Bay and special guests from the Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples at our January Nothin’ But Sand Cleanup to find out how you can nourish your relationship with water during California’s drought.

📺 Watch Replay

Get notified when the next Blue Table Talk goes live by following Heal the Bay’s Science and Policy Twitch channel

Climate Action Challenge: Show Us Your Low Water Landscape

Share a video of a water wise garden around your home or in your community. Tag @healthebay on Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, or Twitter and use the hashtag #Commit2ConserveChallenge

@healthebay During a recent tour with Heal the Bay Watershed Coordinators and friends, Amanda Begley, Special Projects Manager at @treepeople shared ✌️2 quick facts ✅ you should know about how we can help our trees survive California’s ongoing drought. #quickfacts #quicktips #California #TreePeople #Commit2Conserve #Commit2ConserveChallenge #HealtheBay #drought #water #conservation #facts #nonprofit #nonprofitpartner #info ♬ Morning Dew – ratio 11

Check back soon for more #Commit2Conserve and #Commit2ConserveChallenge videos!

Take the Pledge: Start your Commitment to Conservation

Take Heal the Bay and Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s ONE Water pledge for a step by step guide on saving water indoors and outdoors during the drought. The Dashboard.Earth app connects Angelenos to the climate solutions that matter most in their neighborhoods and makes it easy and rewarding to take action. Together, we can brighten Los Angeles’ water future.

Capture the QR code above to begin the ONE Water Pledge. Already on a mobile device? Download the App.






Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit established in 1985 that is dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds in Greater Los Angeles safe, healthy, and clean. We use science, education, community action, and advocacy to fulfill our mission. Learn more about what we do.

Heal the Bay Presents: Commit to Conservation #Commit2Conserve is made possible through the support of the Accelerate Resilience L.A., a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. Accelerate Resilience L.A. (ARLA) envisions Los Angeles as a climate-resilient region that is safer, healthier, and more prepared for our increasingly dangerous climate reality.