Heal the Bay

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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
Website http://www.healthebay.org

Heal the Bay is a U.S. environmental advocacy non-profit organization based in Santa Monica, California.

Heal the Bay is dedicated to protecting California's 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.

Map of Santa Monica Bay

As a part of its mission, Heal the Bay supports Public Health & 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.

Heal the Bay is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It has both full-time paid staff members and volunteers. It works with a number of partners in pursuing its goals.

Mission statement[edit]

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

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.

Arts Education[edit]

Heal the Bay has worked with artists such as Marina DeBris to educate people about beach trash.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Styrofoam Cups: From Trash to Fashion". Heal the Bay. Retrieved 2013-02-16. 

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