Our local waters should be teeming with wildlife, not trash and bacteria. Here’s how we’re bringing the Bay back to life:
Science-based solutions revitalize neighborhoods, rivers, streams and creeks. Here’s how we’re making waves, inland:
Los Angeles imports over 80% of its water—a number that’s far too high. Here’s how we’re reshaping L.A.’s flow:
Our staff catalyzed the grassroots campaign for Prop 67, which upheld the statewide ban on harmful single-use plastic bags.
We successfully campaigned against Measure O, squashing a dangerous plan to drill for oil under the Hermosa Beach seafloor.
We spurred change at L.A.’s largest sewage treatment plant after a sickening discharge of syringes, tampons, and condoms closed South Bay beaches for days.
Heal the Bay Aquarium welcomed its 1 millionth guest in 2016, inspiring a new wave of ocean guardians.
We picked up our 2 millionth pound of debris from local beaches in 2016. The most common item? Cigarette butts.
Collaborating with Stanford and UCLA, we launched a forecasting tool to predict when beaches should be closed because of bacterial pollution.
We helped secure passage of Measure W in 2018, which will help capture and reuse billions of gallons of stormwater each year instead of polluting the sea.
Our staff led a grassroots campaign for Straws-On-Request, which went into effect within the City of Los Angeles on Earth Day in 2019.