Jul 16, 2015

Give a Day for the Bay


Morro Bay Estuary, Sandspit, Morro Rock, and the Morro Bay, CA S
Photograph by “Mike” Michael L. Baird, mike@mikebaird.com


Anyone who has visited the Morro Bay National Estuary knows that it’s a special place. It offers beautiful views, a wide range of recreational opportunities, delicious seafood, and critical habitat for diverse plant and wildlife species—many of which can’t be found anywhere else.

In order to give back, we’re asking everyone who loves the estuary—locals and visitors alike, to Give a Day for the Bay. That is, to donate time to help keep Morro Bay clean and healthy for all of us.

How to get involved

Give a Day for the Bay is a volunteer campaign that stretches from July 25 through October 18, 2015. You can pick from a menu of volunteer opportunities organized by some of our partners, or you can create your own bay-friendly service opportunities at home.



Pick a Day

Each organized volunteer opportunity benefits the estuary by removing trash and other debris from the watershed and waterways that lead directly to the bay. Choose from the following activities:

Saturday, July 25, 2015, 9 to noon

Saturday, August 1, 9 to noon

Maximum 15 people

RSVP to Ron at ron@elfin-forest.org.

  • Rid Centennial Parkway of trash and weeds with Morro Bay in Bloom

Saturdays, August 8, September 12, and October 17, 9 to 11 a.m.

Saturday, September 19.

The Morro Bay National Estuary Program will be hosting a cleanup site on the sandspit.

Check out ECOSLO’s Coastal Cleanup Day page to sign up.

Saturday, September 26, 8 to 10 a.m.

Equipment available on a first-come-first served basis. Prizes given by drawing at the end of the event.

For more information or to RSVP, visit Depth Perceptions Diving Services, or contact Chuck Rawlinson at cmcdiver@aol.com, or 805-595-3631.

Saturday, October 10, 9 to noon.

RSVP to Trina Dougherty at tkdough@gmail.com.

Sunday, October 18, 5 to 7 p.m. No RSVP required.

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Make a Day

If these organized volunteer opportunities don’t fit your needs or your fancy, don’t worry. You can still give a day for the bay on your own terms:

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Photograph by Morro Bay in Bloom


Share your Day

Whether you participate in an organized cleanup or give a day on your own, we want to hear your stories. Please share your pictures and an explanation of how you made a difference: