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El Matador was handily voted as the most romantic beach spot by Heal the Bay's staff, with its dramatic cliffs, coves, and sea caves. Its awesome water quality doesn't hurt either! Check out the rest of the top ten most romantic beaches in California here >>

(Photo courtesy of Elliot McGucken's 45Epic Fine Art Landscape Photography:

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Looking to step up your public speaking skills and gain confidence when talking about the environmental issues facing L.A. County?

Our Speakers Bureau training teaches volunteers about ocean pollution, water supply issues, and what everyone can do to help. We only offer this program once a year in early March, so register now to secure your spot. Bonus: You'll get to connect with ocean-loving locals!

Registration and more details here >>

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Our coast has had enough of this garbage. Watch and share this cool video from The California Coast and sign up for Coastal Cleanup Day on September 20!
Coastal Cleanup Day, whaaaaat!
Saturdays in California are cool and all, but Norway has frolicking whales and northern lights. Full story here:
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Soraya Nakamura
· October 17, 2016
My first time with Heal The Bay. No discount on parking ($9), They should of made a deal with the city and get some kind of discount. No refreshment? No water o...r rest area. Walking on hot sand for over 2 hours, yeah, we ran out of my water, the nearest water stop is boardwalk. I bought the kids from my son's school water and frozen yogurt (it was expensive on the boardwalk, I bought it anyways, the kids worked so hard), it's so hot, we were drying of thirst. There was no pit stop or rest area, people were hiding under the lifeguard tower for shade. When were helping clean up with Friends of LA River, they have rest area with water, snacks to hydrate. Such a big organization, they could of gotten sponsors to help with refreshment and snacks at check point (every .25 mile or so), you guys should do better. The volunteers workers gave up their time and energy to help clean up, at least you can do is provide shade and water. The collage kids were just having a beach party with their collection bucket empty. I've work and help setup many community volunteers events, I've never seen one like this before. I'm very disappointed with Heal The Bay. You might not like what I have to say, I'm not making it up. One of the kid was so thirsty, he was going to drink the salt water, one of the kid said don't, you'll get more sick. Very poorly organized event. Thank god that no one have a heat stroke. See More
Bridgitte Perrier
· October 17, 2016
We are there every Friday! All of the staff are knowledgeable and fun. They are passionate about their work. It's contagious!
Toni Owen
· July 11, 2016
A bunch of volunteers and a skeleton staff against massive indifference, greedhead developers, careless litterers and corrupt committies really do make a difference.
Melody Neal
· August 11, 2016
Keep up the good work and dedication guys. I'll have to support from a far.
Vanessa Helen
· January 17, 2015
This is such a great cause. The people organizing it were very friendly. It's a lovely activity for groups, couples, families or alone. I did it by myself today and it was quite refreshing to help clear my mind. I would certainly drive the distance to do it again! :-)
Carol Klimpston
· May 27, 2016
Google STOP VENTURA FRACKING because "We love Heal The Bay". But here's our dilemma The problem is folks see an A rating and don't realize that's just bacteria ...testing. Ventura, CA has 6 toxic rivers flowing in historically DRY storm channels from oil fields where fracking and other EXTREME TOXIC CHEMICAL OIL EXTRACTION occurs. We would rather swim in poop than deadly fracking chemicals, heavy metals and salts that cause cancer and death. The media downplays the danger but we encourage beachgoers in Ventura to read the scientific Ventura reports here blue-tomorrow dot com Stop Ventura Fracking has photos and has been documenting these rivers almost daily for over 2 years. See More
James Strickland
· August 13, 2014
Heal the bay is awesome. Maybe we can prevent the ban on pier fishing. How about a 50 yard no swim zone on either side of a pier within a public beach.
Bobby Antonio Valleti
· March 28, 2016
You can thank Jose Baccalao for my low rating. Dude is crapping on people left and right. He's hurting your organization.
Jennifer Allen
· September 19, 2014
Looking forward to help clean our beaches and towns tomorrow. This will be my daughter and our first time. Can't wait!!
Tracey Bealer
· May 19, 2014
An excellent organization willing to go the distance to help heal the bay. I would like to see more follow by the example being put forth by this organization.
Meredith McCarthy
· June 17, 2015
I am so proud to be part of this community.
Frankin Huerta
· April 11, 2015
Really good people i saw them at venice pier that n they were doing a great job
George Wertz
· April 11, 2014
Great to see that people care.
Rigoberto Vital
· February 4, 2014
Excellent organization and thanks for letting us help out.
Juan Gutierrez
· September 30, 2014
Always try to do my part
Jason Darr
· August 18, 2013
Clean water is good.
Alicia Flores
· June 7, 2015
I wish I can be a volunteer
Ben Baity
February 21, 2012
Awesome stuff. Get involved.
MckInley Cort AD
February 18, 2012
U guys ROCK:):) Thanks for all U do for the future of Our Earth:):)

“We can no longer afford to make infrastructure decisions that do not explicitly account for climate change.”

California leads the world in climate science, greenhouse gas reduction strategies and climate mitigation investments, but we have largely neglected our responsibility to make the state more resilient to climate change. Currently, there is no mechanism to fund adaptation research and implementation…

New Cornell University research explores the superpowers of seagrass. These small blades of glory can play a major role in the ocean by sheltering important species, filtering pollutants, and storing an estimated nine billion tons of carbon.

Heal the Bay is proud to support Measure H, the March 7th ballot measure that aims to end and prevent homelessness across LA County.

Measure H works by investing in homelessness prevention services, supportive services like mental health care and job training, and long-term solutions like permanent housing.

For more information on Measure H >>
Read about how Heal the Bay has come face to face with homelessness >>

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Los Angeles County voters: A solid solution is at hand – a countywide measure to end homelessness for 45,000 individuals and families (and to prevent it for 30,000 more). Now is the time for everyday citizens to uplift our region’s most vulnerable populations. We proudly support voting Yes on H.

Get the facts about Measure H, and see how Heal the Bay has come face to face with our homeless population. >>


Along the L.A. River, Heal the Bay’s communications director Matthew King comes face to face with our civic shame – our growing homeless population. Fortunately, a solution is at hand on the March 7th ballot in L.A. County: Measure H. … Read More »

A team of sand artists in India just made the world's tallest sand castle, nearly 50 feet tall! Definitely puts my childhood constructions to shame >>…/worlds-tallest-sandcastle-…/

The new Guinness World Record holder is a 48.8-foot creation on Puri Beach that celebrates world peace. It's shore to impress

It's #WorldWhaleDay! Did you know that when baleen whales blow air out of their spout, it creates a spray that sometimes comes out heart-shaped?

We're celebrating the day with our friends at Sugarfina - their new whale gummies are making quite the splash! Ending today, 100% of the Baby Whale proceeds will be donated to Heal the Bay. Order yours here >>

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300 beach cleanup volunteers braved the rain and wind at #VeniceBeach today. As a result, our incredible volunteers collected 378 pounds of trash in total. The recent heavy rain is creating an increase in urban runoff, so beach cleanups are especially needed right now. Big thanks to #LA2024 and #GranCentenario for making today extra special for our dedicated volunteers.

Whale hello there! Introducing the newest & cutest gummies: 🐳 Baby Whales 🐳 from our awesome friends at Sugarfina.

These yummy whales can help spread sweetness to our actual friends in the ocean 💙 100% of Baby Whales proceeds will be donated to Heal the Bay from now through #WorldWhaleDay on 2/18. 💙

Celebrate Baby Whales and help us protect Southern California coastal waters and inland waterways. 😛 Yum >>

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The U.S. Senate scheduled a final vote tomorrow on Scott Pruitt to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This is our last call to make sure your voice is heard. Here are 3 steps you can take right now:

1. Phone calls do matter. Contact your local senators directly in the next 24 hours to make sure your voice is heard ➡️

2. Members of the U.S. Senate are holding the floor right now in an effort to delay the vote for due dilige...nce. You can tune in here to be aware of the issues ➡️…

3. Join the 53,000+ people taking action to demand a strong EPA for our Bays, rivers, creeks, and other waterways—sign our petition ➡️…

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Let’s not trash the EPA. Reject Scott Pruitt as its new chief. Members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works recently boycotted the vote for Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s nomination to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This comes as widespread,...

Since 1985, we've aspired to make the waters and watersheds of Southern California cleaner, safer, and healthier.

From limiting litter to promoting investment in green infrastructure, we're taking a look at the year ahead with our 2017 goals >>

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To all of you animal admirers, environment enthusiasts, and all-around ocean lovers: Happy Valentine's Day from Heal the Bay! Let there be love <3

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These conch shells pretty much prove that everything is funnier with googly eyes >>

If you've never seen a picture of a conch shell with the conch still inside and its little eyes peeping out - man, have you been missing out.

Our thoughts are with the Oroville-area evacuees. California's aging water infrastructure is at risk - it's time to invest in resiliency.…/signs-of-hope-at-oroville-dam-after-wa…

Lake Oroville's water level has finally dropped below its record high, after residents scrambled to comply with an evacuation order Sunday.
You love the beach. You can protect it. Heal the Bay is making southern California coastal waters and watersheds, Santa Monica Bay, safe, healthy and clean. We use science, education, community action and advocacy to fulfill our mission. See more
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