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Heal the Bay

In 1985, Los Angeles resident and environmental activist Dorothy Green assembled a group of concerned citizens to ensure that the Hyperion Treatment Plant near El Segundo maintained proper sewage treatment. The new organization pledged to work closely with local and federal government, industry leaders and the public to educate and evolve their understanding of Southern California water quality and environmental responsibility.

After two years of advocacy, Heal the Bay helped to force the Hyperion Treatment Plant to stop dumping sewage sludge into the ocean. Combined with other sewage treatment plant upgrades – and due in part to continued pressure from Heal the Bay for compliance with water quality standards throughout Southern California – since 1985 there has been a 90% decrease in the amount of sewage solids dumped into Santa Monica Bay.

While still integrally involved in pressuring government for water quality improvements, Heal the Bay has expanded its focus to include numerous educational programs and research efforts. In the past 22 years, Heal the Bay has made substantial progress in protecting California’s aquatic habitats, but there is still a lot of work to be done.

That is why Heal the Bay continues to strive to make California coastal waters safe and healthy for people and marine life by continually improving its educational programs, advocating for protective legislative measures and encouraging people to take an active role in environmental protection.

Santa Monica, CA, 1444 9th Street, USA, 90401
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.
Key programs & initiatives
- Beach Report CardSM, which includes an analysis of water quality and public health risks at 494 beaches from Oregon to Mexico each week

- Coastal Cleanup Day, Heal the Bay is the Coastal Commission’s partner coordinating Los Angeles County Coastal Cleanup Day sites, annually picking up tens of thousands of pounds of trash and recyclables – keeping trash from entering waterways and injuring people and marine life

- Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, Heal the Bay manages this marine education facility designed to be an educational resource for the community and a premier field trip destination, which provides 60,000 people annually with a hands-on opportunity to interact with marine life.

- The Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI), a landmark environmental education law authored by Heal the Bay and California Assemblymember Fran Pavley (41st District) that requires multi-disciplinary curricula development for all K-12 California public schools

- The Key to the Sea program, an innovative marine environmental education and field trip program designed for pre-K-5th grade students and teachers attending schools throughout Los Angeles County

- The Stream Team, a comprehensive water-quality monitoring, assessment and restoration project in the Malibu Creek watershed

- The Speakers Bureau, a community-based environmental education program made up of volunteers that reaches over 25,000 people annually

- The Adopt-A-Beach program, an educational project that gives schools, church groups and businesses the opportunity to participate in ongoing beach cleanups (results in 350 cleanups per year)

- The Pier Outreach Program, which has educated over 50,000 pier anglers on the health risks of consuming PCB- and DDT- contaminated fish
Geographic scope
Santa Monica Bay, Southern California Coast, Western U.S. Pacific Coast
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