Established in 1998, Heal the Ocean focuses on wastewater infrastructure- sewers and septic systems- as well as ocean dumping practices that have contributed to ocean pollution. We are focused on Santa Barbara County, but our methods are now serving as a model for other coastal communities across the country. Learn more: healtheocean.org
This short video documents the public passion and outcry about ocean pollution that gave birth to Heal the Ocean
Across the globe, people are joining together to protect the areas they love. They are cleaning up their beaches and forcing polluters to stop. Heal the Ocean, a Santa Barbara based non-profit organization, is leading the way toward cleaner ocean water by working to improve wastewater infrastructure such as sewers and septic systems. Their team includes engineers, lawyers, scientists and university laboratories to help locate sources of pollution, assess their significance and find solutions. Their work is a response to a groundswell of public opinion and suport from people who believe that clean oceans are a birthright for everyone. This short film is a tribute to these everyday, motivated, supportive people.
Enjoy a slideshow of over 100 photos of the 2009 Heal the Ocean Benefit Concert. This event featured guest speakers Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jean-Michel Cousteau & Hillary Hauser. Fine artist Matthew McAvene provided his Fabulous Fish Puppet Show.
Heal the Ocean dives Goleta Sanitary District's sewage outfall line.
Heal the Ocean - "A Night with the Rat Pack!" El Encanto Hotel, Santa Barbara, CA September 28, 2013
Heal the Ocean's executive director Hillary Hauser gives a lecture in 2000 on "The Ocean in Trouble."