Protecting and Restoring the Morro Bay Estuary.

Keeping Morro Bay Clean

Keeping Morro Bay Clean

 

There are many wonderful local groups that work to keep Morro Bay clean and healthy. Several of them are hosting community cleanup events tomorrow, Saturday, July 9. Put on some sunscreen, comfortable shoes, and layered clothing, then head out to join the fun!

Shoreline Cleanup with the Estuary Program, State Parks, & California Coastal Trail Association

State Park Marina, 9 a.m., Saturday, July 9

We'll help keep beautiful Windy Cove, pictured above, and the Morro Bay State Park Marina clean.

We’ll help keep beautiful Windy Cove, pictured above, and the Morro Bay State Park Marina clean.

Overview

Join the Morro Bay National Estuary Program, California State Parks, and the California Coastal Trail Association), to clean up Windy Cove and the Morro Bay State Park Marina. You’ll help keep Morro Bay clean and healthy, and get a chance to work with this year’s Coastwalk AmbassadorsMorgan and Jocelyn, during their 1,200 mile expedition. They’re hiking to raise awareness about the California Coast Trail and to build a connected community of coastal stewards. That’s a goal we can get behind! Find the Facebook event here.

Details

 

Volunteer Work Party with Morro Coast Audubon Society at Sweet Springs Nature Preserve

Sweet Springs Nature Preserve, 9 a.m., Saturday, July 9

Volunteers work on cleaning up Sweet Springs Nature Preserve with Morro Coast Audubon Society. Photo courtesy of Dave Clendenen.

Volunteers work on cleaning up Sweet Springs Nature Preserve with Morro Coast Audubon Society. Photo courtesy of Dave Clendenen.

Overview

Morro Coast Audubon Society has managed the Sweet Springs Nature Preserve since 1988. They acquired the east parcel in 2008, and they take care of this beloved local spot with the help of Audubon Society members and other volunteers. They have work parties to maintain the preserve each month, typically on the second Saturday at 9 a.m.

Details

  • Meet at the main entrance to Sweet Springs Nature Preserve, on Ramona.
  • Hours: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Bring work gloves and sturdy, layered, work clothing.
  • Activities include weeding and tending to restoration plants.

 

Bayshore Bluffs Monthly Cleanup with Eco Rotary Club of Morro Bay

Bayshore Bluffs Park, 10 a.m.

Charlotte sweeps the sidewalk near the Eco Rotary Club’s Adopt-A-Park sign.

Volunteer Charlotte sweeps the sidewalk near the Eco Rotary Club’s Adopt-A-Park sign.

Overview

Eco Rotary Club of Morro Bay has adopted Bayshore Bluffs Park. They clean and maintain it at monthly work parties, which are a lot of fun.

Details

  • Meet at Bayshore Bluffs Park at 10 a.m.
  • Cleanup equipment provided. Please bring gloves if possible.

 

Garden Beautification with Morro Bay in Bloom

Morro Bay Visitor Center, Chamber of Commerce and Morro Bay Library, 9 a.m.

Thomas, a long-term volunteer with Morro Bay in Bloom, surveys the succulent bed at the top of Centennial Parkway’s staircase.

Thomas, a long-term volunteer with Morro Bay in Bloom, surveys the succulent bed at the top of Centennial Parkway’s staircase.

Overview

Morro Bay in Bloom beautifies Morro Bay two hours at a time. You can join them for fun and informal work parties almost every Saturday.

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