Your donation will help keep the Morro Bay estuary clean and healthy for all of us.


Make your donation with cash or by check

Please make checks payable to Morro Bay National Estuary Program and bring or mail your donation to 601 Embarcadero, Suite 11, Morro Bay, CA 93442.

Donate with confidence.


  • $50 pays for two bacteria tests in the bay, helping us see if the water is clean enough for swimming, playing in the waves, paddling to the sandspit, and other cherished traditions.
  • $125 allows us to transplant one square meter of eelgrass in the bay, giving it a chance to grow and replace part of the eelgrass meadows we’ve lost.
  • $1,300 supports monitoring of our restoration project sites, effectively tracking changes in the health of our creeks.
  • $10,000 covers the creation of a new interactive exhibit for our free Estuary Nature Center, to share the wonders of science and nature with 30,000 visitors each year.

Gifts from generous donors allow us to continue to monitor the health of our creeks and bay, conserve and restore important habitat, and help people become good stewards of our beautiful bay.

Make your donation with cash or by check

Please make checks payable to Morro Bay National Estuary Program and bring or mail your donation to 601 Embarcadero, Suite 11, Morro Bay, CA 93442.

Buy estuary-themed gear from ESTERO

This local apparel and gear company inspires people to respect and enjoy the Morro Bay estuary. ESTERO donates 20% of proceeds from their estuary graphics gear and 100% of proceeds from estuary decals come to our program to help preserve the place where freshwater meets the salty sea.

Buy ESTERO hats, tanks, T-shirts, hoodies, and more at Joe’s Surf Board Shop in Morro Bay, or online at

Follow ESTERO on Instagram @ESTEROsurf

Do you use Amazon? Bookmark AmazonSmile and donate to the Estuary Program with every order.

Amazon App Instructions

Follow the instructions below to select “Morro Bay National Estuary Program” as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. They’ll donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us.

How it works:
1. Open the Amazon app on your phone
2. Select the main menu (=) & tap on “AmazonSmile” within Programs & Features
3. Select “Morro Bay National Estuary Program” as your charity
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app

Online through an internet browser (Chrome, Safari, etc.)

Start all of your Amazon purchases at to donate a portion of each purchase price to help protect and restore Morro Bay for people and wildlife! Prices and items are the same, and you can use your Prime account, so everyone benefits. 

All you have to do is set Morro Bay National Estuary Program as your charity once, and then shop from like normal. Here are the three easy steps you can take to choose the Estuary Program.

Here’s how:

  • Log into your Amazon account from

  • Look for the search bar that says “Or pick your own charitable organization,” and type in “Morro Bay National Estuary Program.” Then, click “Search.”

  • Click the “Select” button next to the Morro Bay National Estuary Program’s name in the search results.

  • Success! Thank you for selecting the Morro Bay National Estuary Program as your charity. Every time you complete an Amazon purchase from, the Estuary Program will receive a donation.

State and Federal Employee Giving Programs

If you are a state or federal employee, you can donate to the Morro Bay National Estuary Program through your workplace giving program. See your agency contact for more information on the State Employees’ Charitable Giving Campaign or the Combined Federal Campaign


$5,000 and up
The Sopris Fund

$1,000 to $4,999

Virginia L. Cahill
John Caldwell
Paul Neel

$500 to $999

Elsie and Ken Casida
Mike Multari & Denise Fourie
Mr. Joel Neel
Rosalie Valvo

$250 to $499

Homer & Dede Alexander
Kate & Chris Anderson
Bayfront Inn
Rhonda & Keith Crowfoot
Elizabeth Curren
Dale Kaiser Real Estate, Inc
Thomas Edell
Grassy Bar Oyster Company
Charlotte Kelley
Betsy Ann & Michael Kinter
Kitchen & Bath Works/Luhr Design & Construction Inc.
Julie Loe
William Luffee
Morro Cove HOA
Piedra Environmental Consultants
Rotary Club of Morro Bay
Santa Lucia Fly Fishers, Inc.
Ted Schade
Stephanie Seay
Peter Starlings
Dr. David & Helianthe Stevig
Taco Temple
Tamara Cox and Simon Hamid
The Shell Shop
Charles & Beth Tolfree
Shirley & Paul Vinson
Richard Williams
Steven & Lisa Mia Williams

$100 to $249

Frank & Adele Andersen
Barbara and Oscar Munoz
Bear Valley Animal Clinic
Ian & Janis Bell
Lexie & Michael Bell
Sharon Brown
Judith & William Carlson
Nina Clark
James Crescenzi
Eco-Rotary Club
Sharon Fitch
Mary & Henry Gallegos
Bonnie Heikes
Laura & Douglas Hill
Myron & Sue Hood
Rebecca Leventhal
Diane & Roger Ludin
Monica & Edward Bischof
Jay & Gerry Mueller
Bill Newman
John Pepple
Mr. Ronald E. Rasmussen
Rickey Gilligan and Karen Robert
Glenn Silloway
Stillwater Sciences
James & Christina Van Beveren
Christi VanCleve
Kris Vardas & PG&E
Linda Veale
Yolanda & Jay Waddell
Fred & Candi Wickman
Carla Wixom

Up to $99
Enrique Abbo
Aloha Windsor & Ron Darbinian
Ruth Ann Angus
Ron & Sandy Baers
Karen & Barton Beckman
Victoria Berry
Susan & Kurt Quint Bertoldi
Dr. & Mrs. Robert & Nadine Bliss
Bonnie Baron & Peter Delacorte
Vivian & Barry Branin
Cynthia Cecil
Douglas Conner
Carol & Paul Courcy
Christine Crow
Kathleen & James Damigos
Marla & Bill Decker
Lerri & Leslie Deedon
Ms Jan Goldman
Armida & Raymond Gonzalez
Thomas Harrington
Patsy & Herbert Harsch
Mr. Bill Henry
Ms. Carolyn A. Hodge
Steve & Pamala Holm
Gregg and Kathy Hoversten
Gregory W. Howe
Bob & Pam Hyland
Susan Jamison
Jill Denton & Caroline Hall
Jane M. Johnson
Ms. Heidi Kausch
Elaine and Frank Kelley
Margaret Guy & David Levine
Ashley Lightfoot
Julian Lipschitz
Catherine & Donald Lockwood
Marti Construction, Inc.
Donald & Liz Maruska
Carole Maurer
Juliana McAdam
Clare M. McFarlin
Kyoko & J. Chris Mitsuoka
Joesph & Laura Montecalvo
Rhonda S. Norelius
Adeliza Norton
Joanna C. Osborn
Randal & Tami Ponder
Jack & Linda Ritchie
Terry & Irene Roselli
Ruddell’s Smokehouse in memory of James Ruddell
Lynne & Steven Sanoian
Margarete Schmidt
Julie & I. Ray A. Smith
Joel Stein
Shannon Stewart
Cheri & Scott Subler
Stephen Sugrue
Joseph Tibbetts
Howard & Jan Uyeno
Karen & Richard Watts
Janice & Rex Wolf


Annie Gillespie
Better Business Financial Services
Black Brant Group
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
California Sea Grant
Camp San Luis Obispo
Captain Stew Hamby and Morro Bay Landing
Central Coast Outdoors
City of Morro Bay
Coalesce Bookstore
Cuesta College
Deanna Richards, Edward Jones
Digital West
Forever Stoked
Glenn Burdette
Grassy Bar Oyster Company
Kayak Horizons
Marina Square
Marlin Harms
Michael L. Baird
Michael Multari
Morro Bay Stand Up Paddleboarding
Morro Bay Oyster Company
Pacific Watershed Associates
Sub Sea Tours
Sullivan and Associates
Windows on the Water