Every donation, regardless of size, will help keep the Morro Bay estuary clean and healthy for all of us. Donations allow us to continue the monitoring, restoration, education, and outreach programs. There are many ways you can give. See your options below!

Online via PayPal

Click the Donate button below to link directly to our PayPal account! No login required.

Cash or Check

Please make checks payable to Morro Bay National Estuary Program, and mail to 601 Embarcadero, Suite 11, Morro Bay, CA 93442.


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State and Federal Employee Giving Programs

If you are a state or federal employee, you can donate to the Morro Bay National Estuary Program through your workplace giving program. See your agency contact for more information on the State Employees’ Charitable Giving Campaign or the Combined Federal Campaign.

Creative Local Options: 2017 State of the Bay

Local businesses and organizations have teamed up with us to highlight the importance of a clean, healthy, and connected estuary during this year’s State of the Bay and beyond. Check out how they are inspiring and giving back in the ways they know best.


This apparel and gear company specially-designed an estuary graphic as they inspire people to respect and also enjoy our awesome natural playground. ESTERO will be donating 10% of proceeds from these estuary graphic items to our program to help preserve the place where freshwater meets the salty sea.

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Libertine Brewing Company

This local brewery, specializing in wild ales that are utilize the area’s natural offerings, has created a custom ale in celebration of clean water. After all, great beer requires clean water, and their new Morro Bay Gose is made with just that as well as locally-sourced saltwater, seaweed, avocado honey, and citrus zest.

$1 per pint of this estuary-inspired wild ale purchased at the Morro Bay Pub (their original location on the waterfront) will be donated to the Estuary Program to help protect and restore Morro Bay.

The Morro Bay Gose is also available at their new SLO location. Donations accepted on-site or visit

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The bakery that gives back creates delicious goodies that strives to use local, seasonal ingredients from the bounty of our beautiful, coastal region. Purchase a made-from-scratch treat here, or find out how to place a custom order of artisanal baked goods at 5% of proceeds from treats sold in April will be donated to the Estuary Program to help keep our bay clean and healthy. Indulge your sweet tooth and make a difference.

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The Impact per Dollar of Your Donation:

• $40 buys a pair of binoculars for the Estuary Nature Center.
• $50 brings an interactive bay-science experience into five elementary school classrooms.
• $100 transports staff to important project sites in the field for one month.
• $500 covers water quality and bacteria monitoring at one testing site for one year.

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.