Protecting and Restoring the Morro Bay Estuary.

Giving Thanks at the Morro Bay National Estuary Program

Giving Thanks at the Morro Bay National Estuary Program

 

 

At this time of year, many of us are thinking about what we have to be thankful for. At the Estuary Program, our list is long. We appreciate the dozens of volunteers who give hundreds of hours collecting data on the streams and bay, keeping the Mutts for the Bay dog waste bag dispensers stocked, and serving on our board and committees. We are thankful for our partners, past and present, and for the long list of people who came together to establish Morro Bay as an estuary of both state and national significance. We are thankful that we get to work to protect and restore this special place for people and wildlife for generations to come.

Here are a few other words of gratitude from Estuary Program staff and the Bay Foundation Board.

 

Lexie Bell

Executive Director

Lexie Bell, Executive Director, plans and directs the program’s work, and collaborates with the Estuary Program’s many partners to expand our collective success in the watershed. Lexie first began working in Morro Bay as a graduate student at the UC Santa Barbara Bren School of Environmental Science and Management. Her graduate work analyzed the economic impact of visitors’ perceptions of environmental quality in Morro Bay.

Lexie plans and directs the program’s work, and collaborates with the Estuary Program’s partners to expand our success in the watershed. 

 “I am thankful for Ann, Carolyn, Cynthia, Evan, Karissa, Rachel, Sara, Shane, and Stephnie. All of the kind, creative, and enthusiastic people I have the privilege of working with to protect the bay every day!”

Estuary Program staff members took a tour of Diablo Cove with John Lindsey of PG&E.

Estuary Program staff members took a tour of Diablo Cove with John Lindsey, Marine Meteorologist of PG&E.

 

Rebecca Gershow

Bay Foundation Board Member

Rebecca Gershow

Rebecca is an associate planner with the City of San Luis Obispo. She joined the Bay Foundation Board in April of 2016.

“I am thankful for being able to experience the peace, beauty, and diversity of the estuary with my family.”

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Photograph courtesy of Rebecca Gershow.

 

Carolyn Doehring

Restoration Projects Manager

Carolyn Doehring

Carolyn develops and oversees watershed and estuarine restoration projects and conservation efforts.

“I’m thankful for the multiple benefits the Morro Bay watershed provides to the community, including its iconic beauty, clean water, flood protection, recreation space, and unique habitats. I also am grateful to have a job that allows me to view the diverse wildlife and beautiful sunsets during my workday.”

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Are you thankful for Morro Bay?

Send your thoughts and pictures to Rachel at rpass@mbnep.org.


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