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

Current Abundance of Olympia Oysters (Ostrea lurida) in Morro Bay

The Fight Against Ice Plant: Revealing the Morro Bay Dunes

National Estuaries Week: How the Estuary Program is Celebrating Now & Planning for the Future

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