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Heal the Bay

Heal the Bay
Founded 1985
Type 501(c)(3)
Focus Protecting the Santa Monica Bay, the California coastline and the surrounding watersheds.
Method environmental advocacy, Research and Education

Heal the Bay is a Santa Monica Bay, a region of the Pacific coast encompassed by Malibu's Point Dume on the north and the Palos Verdes Peninsula on the south. In broader terms, it also supports efforts to preserve and protect all Southern California coastal waters and watersheds.

Heal the Bay was founded in 1985 by a group led by environmental activist

  • Heal the Bay
  • Santa Monica Pier Aquarium

External links

  1. ^ a b Elaine Woo, "Environmentalist began Heal the Bay", Los Angeles Times, October 14, 2008.
  2. ^ a b Tony Barboza, "Mark Gold to step down as president of Heal the Bay", Los Angeles Times, January 10, 2012.
  3. ^ "Heal The Bay Names Alix Hobbs As New President & CEO", Santa Monica Mirror, October 2, 2014.
  4. ^ Wendy Koch, "California's plastic bag ban spurs mockumentary", USA Today, August 25, 2010.
  5. ^ Mitch James, "Heal The Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium Turns 10 Years Old", Santa Monica Mirror, March 1, 2003.
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See also

Heal the Bay has worked with artists such as Marina DeBris to educate people about beach trash.[6]

Arts Education

Heal the Bay is a nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to making Southern California coastal waters and watersheds, including Santa Monica Bay, safe, healthy and clean. We use research, education, community action and advocacy to pursue our mission.

According to Heal the Bay's website, the organization's Mission Statement is as follows:

Mission statement


  • Mission statement 1
  • Arts Education 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Heal the Bay is a volunteers. It works with a number of partners in pursuing its goals.

Heal the Bay supports public health and education outreach programs as well as sponsoring beach cleanup programs such as Coastal Cleanup Day and Adopt-a-Beach. It also operates the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, which was formerly known as the Ocean Discovery Center and was operated by UCLA until 2003.[5]

Map of Santa Monica Bay

[4] in California.restrictions on plastic bags It was also active in advocating for [1] and is particularly known for its annual report card ratings of the water quality at beaches along the Pacific coast.[2]

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