Protecting and Restoring the Morro Bay Estuary.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Morro Bay National Estuary Program offices are currently closed to the public. The Morro Bay Estuary Nature Center is now open with social distancing and the use of masks required. The Nature Center is free to visit and open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 601 Embarcadero. Our staff are still conducting monitoring, research, restoration, and education work to protect and restore the Morro Bay estuary. We look forward to seeing you again when it is safe for our office to reopen. In the meantime, please subscribe to our blog for updates on our work or send us a message through our Contact page.

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Protecting and Restoring the Morro Bay Estuary.

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WE’RE HIRING!

The Estuary Program is hiring for a Monitoring Coordinator. Click the picture above for details and application instructions. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis until October 1.

 

MORRO BAYCAM

No matter where you are, you can see the beauty of the Morro Bay estuary anytime with our Morro Baycam.

 

IN MEMORY OF GARY KARNER

The Bay Foundation Board of Directors honors the service of Gary Eugene Karner, a former board member of 18 years. Gary passed away at his Los Osos home on Monday, November 23rd, 2020, due to pancreatic cancer. Learn more about his contributions to the Estuary Program.

 

 

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People who join our kayak tours on Morro Bay are often awestruck by the beauty of the bay. Their appreciation deepens as we discuss the complexity and fragility of this amazing ecosystem and how the Morro Bay National Estuary Program is working to study, enhance, and improve the natural systems of the bay.”

John Flaherty, Owner of Central Coast Outdoors

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The Morro Bay National Estuary Program works to protect and restore Morro Bay and its watershed by conducting monitoring and research to track the health of the estuary, repairing natural habitats to protect water quality and wildlife, and educating residents and visitors on how to be good stewards of the bay.

 

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VIDEOS


State of the Bay 2020: Health Indicators Explained

Restoring Eelgrass to Morro Bay

Of Marshes and Morros:
Award-Winning Documentary Short
Watch community members come together to protect and restore Morro Bay.