Protecting and Restoring the Morro Bay Estuary.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Morro Bay National Estuary Program offices and Nature Center are currently closed to the public. We look forward to seeing you again as soon as it is safe for us 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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STATE OF THE BAY 2020

Our triennial report on the health of the Morro Bay estuary and watershed is available now. In addition to the print report, we’ve released an interactive digital version with loads of extra content!

 

MUTTS FOR THE BAY PROGRAM

The Morro Bay National Estuary Program manages 33 dog waste bag dispensers around the Morro Bay estuary. Learn more about this community-run program and support it today.

 

MORRO BAYCAM

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

 

Opalescent Nudibranch copyright Robin Agarwal

SEA SLUG OF THE MONTH

Check out our Sea Slug of the Month blog series, written by nudibranch enthusiast Robin Agarwal. You’ll be sure to laugh and learn something new, no matter which post you read.

Opalescent nudibranch photo © Robin Agarwal.

 

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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

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.

 

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VIDEOS


Essential Eelgrass in Morro Bay

Restoring Eelgrass to Morro Bay

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