State Of The Bay
State of the Bay 2017—Explore our estuary through science!
Every three years, the Estuary Program releases a State of the Bay report. This science-based assessment of the health of Morro Bay estuary and watershed presents data collected over five years. Through interesting articles, graphs, and illustrations, this publication shares what the data means for water quality, sedimentation, bird populations, eelgrass beds, and many other important aspects of a healthy bay. To accompany this State of the Bay report, the Estuary Program and our partners presented an exciting lineup of science-focused, hands-on activities, talks, walks, hikes throughout April.
Thank you event attendees, sponsors, and partners!
The next State of the Bay report will come out in 2020. Read the 2017 report, or check out current Estuary Program updates by subscribing to our weekly blog.
2017 State of the Bay Report
Pick up your copy at any of our State of the Bay events (details below), at our office, or from our Nature Center.
2017 State of the Bay Quick Facts
Is water in the creeks and bay clean enough for fish and aquatic life?
Is the bay filling in at an unnatural rate?
Is Morro Bay safe for swimming?
Does Morro Bay support healthy eelgrass beds?
Is the bay clean enough to support commercial shellfish farming?
Are important natural areas being protected, enhanced, and restored?
Are bird populations that depend on the bay habitat stable?
How will climate change likely affect the Morro Bay watershed and estuary?
Does the estuary and watershed support a healthy population of steelhead?
What can you do to help keep Morro bay clean and healthy?
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.