HEAL THE OCEAN

Rating: 4.93 stars   15 reviews

Issues: Environment

Location: PO Box 90106 Santa Barbara CA 93190 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

Giving to Heal the Ocean is an incredibly rewarding experience. Our family is impressed with the impact and leverage our contribution makes. Dollars turn into action. Under the leadership and vision of Hillary Hauser, Heal the Ocean has shaped legislation that will change polluting practices. Heal the Ocean articulates a clear and precise plan for how we should THINK and ACT towards the ocean. The members of the Heal the Ocean community help us express how we FEEL about a beautiful day at the beach. This is a winning organization.

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

As someone who has served as Executive Director of another successful non-profit it has been extremely gratifying to be a member of this organization. The focus is clear and the follow through unrelenting in the effort to, as the name implies, Heal the Ocean in myriad ways necessary to achieve this goal. The cause will endure well past the current endeavors so whatever we accomplish today must continue on into the future. I encourage everyone to become a part of this organization in whatever way possible.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Working in the office, I found Heal the Ocean to be dedicated, committed and passionate about the cause of ending ocean pollution. The philosophy of Heal the Ocean as quoted from their website "it's simple: The ocean can no longer be used as a dump. Heal the Ocean is committed to ending ocean pollution." is practiced everyday. It is a personal highlight of my life to be associated with this organization making a huge difference to the ocean I love.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Many thanks to Heal the Ocean. I enjoyed working with them and their consultant. I am pleased that their particular experience and expertise were useful to our effective and on-going management of onsite wastewater treatment systems (OWTS) or septic systems in the City of Los Angeles. Our collective efforts is expected to result in a successful grant process leading to the upgrading of antiquated wastewater systems within the City of Los Angeles or their connection to public sewers. I am grateful for their partnership support in this effort. I commend Heal-the-Ocean for making the effort to encourage us in this very important project for the community.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Through cutting edge research and science-based advocacy, Heal the Ocean has made significant strides in improving ocean water quality. From major projects involving septic-to-sewer conversions and hazardous waste contamination to weekend beach clean-ups, the dedicated Heal the Ocean staff and volunteers never take their eye off the ball. They are thoughful, smart, committed and, most importantly, effective. Heal the Ocean gets results!

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Heal the Ocean is making a significant difference in cleaning up the ocean in Santa Barbara County. It is very well managed and maintains its focus on reducing polution in the ocean. The organization gets projects done as witnessed by the Carpenteria area beach front sewer project.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Heal the Ocean is an organization that is focused on measurable, positive results. As the manager of a public wastewater agency, I greatly appreciate their commitment to clean water and their recognition that we are all working hard together to acheive the same objective. Instead of filing unnecessary lawsuits, HTO is focused on collaborative change - finding grant funds, sponsoring legislation, performing technical studies, and doing actual work to protect the environment. Hillary Hauser is a dynamo and her dedication and intensity are making a real difference in water quality in this area. Keep up the great work. Craig Murray, P.E. - General Manager, Carpinteria Sanitary District.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I'm a surfer. I like to surf at Rincon. Yhe reason we will soon have a sewer pipe at Rincon instead of septic systems that drain to the ocean is because Heal the Ocean has fought for us to get it done. If it wasn't for HTO the gov't would still be dithering and delaying getting it done.They are also going after a real plan for storm water run-off. If we wait for the gov't to get it done that's what we'll do:wait. HTO is grass roots and cares what goes into the ocean. If you care what goes in the ocean support HTO.

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Rating: 5 stars  

You couldn't ask for a better organization that goes to the front line on behalf of the people in it's community! HTO doesn't just complain and bring awareness regarding a potentially health threatening situation, they go far beyond that by offering expert advice on how to correct the problems and preserve the health of our beaches and ocean. They are a top notch WORLD recognized organization and deserve the highest level of support! HTO sets the bar and serves as a role model for similar non-profits all across our country.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I manage several beach communities in Carpinteria, California (63 beach homes) who were operating on septic systems for many years. With HTO knowledge and water testing studies we were able to inform and convince our communities to convert to sewer treatment. Heal the Ocean was instrumental in working with local water municipalities in assisting us with the formation of a Sewer Assessment District, obtaining State bond financing, working through litigation and completing the installation from antiquated septic systems to a State of the Art low flow gravity feed ejection system that we can all be very proud of. Without their knowledge, assistance, involvement and support, I am sure we would still be in the planning stages. We owe HTO and Hillary Hauser a great deal of gratitude for their support and dedication to maintaining water quality for future generations. I wholly support all HTO does in identifying water quality problems and recommendations for improvements to our most important resouce. Joseph P. Kennedy, EA

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