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 this Donate button 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 Option: ESTERO

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 estuary graphic gear and 100% of proceeds from decals come to our program to help preserve the place where freshwater meets the salty sea. Thank you ESTERO!

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



Guardian’s Circle ($1,000 to $4,999)

Sopris Fund
Dale Kaiser Real Estate*
Santa Lucia Fly Fishers
David & Helianthe Stevig


Leadership Circle ($500 to $999)

Terry & Lucy Brown, in memory of Tim Brown
Virginia Cahill*
Grassy Bar Oyster Company*
Rosalie Valvo
Eco Rotary Club of Morro Bay


Stewards of Morro Bay ($250 to $499)

Kathleen Baker*
Dorothy Christie*
Bayfront Inn
Lemos Feed & Pet Supply
Julie Loe*
William & Delayna Luffee
Michael Multari & Denise Fourie
Morro Bay Active Adults*
Morro Cove HOA*
Motel 6 Morro Bay
Joel Neel
Piedra Environmental Consultants
Rotary Club of Morro Bay*
Shirley & Paul Vinson*
Linda & Richard Williams*


Friends of Morro Bay ($100 to $249)

Homer & Dede Alexander*
Kate Anderson*
Lexie & Michael Bell
Karen Biaggini
Monica & Edward Bischof*
James & Elaine Crescenzi
Janetta Ruth Evers*
Franklin Real Estate & Rentals
Rebecca Gershow & Timothy Black
Rickey & Karen Gilligan*
Myron & Sue Hood
Laurie & Bruce Keogh* in memory of Jack Keogh
Frankie McGuire*
Patricia Mumma
Bill Newman
B.K. Richard*
Dominic Roques & Beth Fillerup
Safe Harbor Tax Service*
Ted Schade
David & Justine Thomas*
Linda Veale
Yolanda & Jay Waddell
Fred & Candy Wickman*
Carla Wixom

* Mutts for the Bay program donors


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.