Morro Bay National Estuary Program

Join us in being good stewards of this wonderful bay.

Protecting and restoring the Morro Bay Estuary

“Morro Bay is a national treasure, providing habitat for an incredible diversity of species. It is also our home and the core of our community. The Morro Bay National Estuary Program continuously leads and organizes the efforts of our residents to protect the bay for all the species that use it, including the local citizens. Because of these efforts, the bay is accessible, cleaner, healthier, and more protected.”

Ethan Bell, Ecologist

Our Programs

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.

Picking up after your pet helps keep our waters clean and protects people and wildlife from harmful bacteria.

News & Articles

Latest from the Blog

Taking Photos and Getting Curious: A Peek into the Fascinating Life that Dwells in the Morro Bay Estuary

Field Updates June 2024: Eelgrass in Bloom – Monitoring Eelgrass Reproduction in the Estuary 

NEP Highlight Series: Tillamook Estuaries Partnership 

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Notice of Non-Discrimination

The Bay Foundation of Morro Bay dba the Morro Bay National Estuary Program does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, or sex in administration of its programs or activities, and, the Bay Foundation of Morro Bay does not intimidate or retaliate against any individual or group because they have exercised their rights to participate in actions protected, or oppose action prohibited, by 40 C.F.R. Parts 5 and 7, or for the purpose of interfering with such rights.

Melodie Grubbs, Executive Director, is responsible for coordination of compliance efforts and receipt of inquiries concerning non-discrimination requirements implemented by 40 C.F.R. Parts 5 and 7 (Non-discrimination in Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Assistance from the Environmental Protection Agency), including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 13 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972 (hereinafter referred to collectively as the federal non-discrimination laws).

If you have any questions about this notice or any of the Bay Foundation of Morro Bay’s non-discrimination programs, policies or procedures, you may contact:

Melodie Grubbs, Executive Director
The Bay Foundation of Morro Bay
601 Embarcadero, Suite 11
Morro Bay, CA 93442

If you believe that you have been discriminated against with respect to a Bay Foundation of Morro Bay program or activity, you may contact the Executive Director identified above or visit our website at to learn how and where to file a complaint of discrimination.