Board & Committees
Estuary Program Partners
We depend on many partners including nonprofits, businesses, volunteers, municipalities and agencies, to accomplish our shared goals of protecting and restoring the estuary and the watershed.
Bay Foundation of Morro Bay
The fiscal sponsor for the Estuary Program is the Bay Foundation of Morro Bay, a 501(c)(3) organization. The Foundation is an all-volunteer board of directors, providing the administrative framework for the Estuary Program. The Bay Foundation applies for grants, manages the program’s funding, and employs the staff.
In addition to the Estuary Program staff and Bay Foundation Board, there are committees that help oversee and move the Estuary Program forward. The Executive Committee provides the general policy direction for the program, monitors activities, assesses progress, and approves grant requests.
The Executive Committee is advised by the Implementation Committee, which includes representatives of dozens of agencies and community organizations.
Implementation Committee and community members serve on three working groups that focus on science and technical issues, financial planning and funding, and education and outreach projects. Anyone interested in these topics and willing to devote the time may participate on a working group.
Quarterly meetings of the Implementation Committee and Executive Committee, as well as the Bay Foundation’s monthly meetings, are open to the public. In addition, the Estuary Program holds occasional public meetings on topics of interest to the community.
Morro Bay National Estuary Program brings together citizens, local governments, non-profits, agencies, and landowners to protect and restore the Morro Bay estuary.
Protecting and Restoring the Morro Bay Estuary.