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.


•   $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.

There are many ways you can give. See your options below!

Give online with a credit card, debit card, or PayPal account

Click this Donate button to donate directly to the Estuary Program! Use a credit or debit card or through your PayPal account.

Choose a one-time donation or a recurring donation. Enter a note about your donation to dedicate it in someone’s honor or memory. Click this “Donate” button to support the Estuary Program today. 

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 decals come to our program to help preserve the place where freshwater meets the salty sea. Thank you ESTERO!

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

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.

  • 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 to $9,999)
The Sopris Fund

($1,000 to $4,999)
John Caldwell, in memory of Jack & Pat Caldwell
Dwelle Family Foundation
Rotary Club of Morro Bay Sunset
Dr. David & Helianthe Stevig
Tenera Environmental Services

($500 to $999)
Grassy Bar Oyster Company
Libertine Brewing Company
Mike Multari & Denise Fourie
Santa Lucia Fly Fishers, Inc.
Yolanda & Jay Waddell
Reg & Judy Whibley

($250 to $499)
Kathleen Baker
Jinny Cahill
Dorothy Christie
James & Elaine Crescenzi
Dale Kaiser Real Estate, Inc.
Thomas & Chris Edell
Linda Fidell & Ahmed Kassem
Charlotte Kelley, in honor of the Kelley & Beeck Families

Lemos Feed & Pet Supply
Julie Loe
William Luffee
Morro Bay Active Adults, Senior Center
Morro Cove Home Owners Association
Gary & Stephanie Ruggerone
Robert & Kathryn Thomas
Shirley & Paul Vinson
Richard & Linda Williams
Steven & Lisa Mia Williams

($100 to $249)
Kate & Chris Anderson
Lexie & Michael Bell
Karen Biaggini
Sharon Brown
Suzanne Carpenter
Nancy Dickenson
Franklin Real Estate & Rentals
Rickey Gilligan & Karen Robert
Myron and Sue Hood
Laurie & Bruce Keogh
Morro Bay Stand Up Paddleboarding
Karen O’Grady
Sandra O’Meara Jennings
Deanna Richards
Dominic Roques & Beth Fillerup
Glenn Silloway
Stillwater Sciences
David & Justine Thomas
Urgent Care of Morro Bay
James & Christina Van Beveren
Kris Vardas and PG&E
Fred & Candi Wickman

(Up to $99)
Aloha Windsor & Ron Darbinian
Michael Aubry
Anna Aven
Alyssa Ball
Barbara & Oscar Munoz
Karen & Barton Beckman
Monica Hasling Bischof & Edward Bischof
Edward Boies
Bonnie Baron & Peter Delacorte
Judith Carlson
Cynthia Cecil
Michael Clark & Erika Bocardo
Sarah Cohen
Carol & Paul Courcy
Culligan Central Coast Water
Sue & Greig Cummings
Marla & Bill Decker
Lerri & Leslie Deedon
Jill Denton & Caroline Hall
Kelly Dooly
Forrest & Pamela Doud
Steven Eddy
Susan & Gordon Empey
Jean Fergus
Jan Goldman
Thomas Harrington
Patsy & Herbert Harsch
Walter & Jane Heath
Bonnie Heikes
Carolyn & Marilyn Hodge
Gregg Hoversten
Earle Hoyt
Kristi & Andy Huyck
Bob & Pam Hyland
Caroline C. Israel
Jane Johnson
Heidi Kausch
Elane & Frank Kelley
Arnold & Marguerite Kirkewoog
Catherine & Donald Lockwood
Diane & Roger Ludin
Marti Construction, Inc.
Carole Maurer
Marina Michel
Kyoko & Chris Mitsuoka
Joseph & Laura Montecalvo
Kate Montgomery
James & Gail Morgan
Rhonda Norelius
Adeliza Norton
Joanna Osborn
Jamie Palmer
Randal & Tami Ponder
Gary Ream
Thomas & Susan Richards
Shelby Rinck
Jack & Linda Ritchie
John Sanders
Lynne & Steven Sanoian
Alan Schluter
Stephanie Seay
Holly Sletteland
Cheri & Scott Subler
Harry & Stephanie Thal
Roana Thurnock
Shelly Vimini Moreno
Carol & Robert Walker
Karen & Richard Watts
Mary Whiteford
Norma Wightman


Annie Gillespie
Ascendo Coffee
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
Morro Bay Rotary Club Sunset
Glenn Burdette
Grassy Bar Oyster Company
Growing Grounds Downtown
Kayak Horizons
Marina Square
Michael L. Baird
Michael Multari
Morro Bay Stand Up Paddleboarding
Morro Bay Oyster Company
Pacific Watershed Associates
Simo & Carol Nylander
Sub Sea Tours
Sullivan and Associates
Sunshine Health Foods & Shine Café
Thomas Wilmer
Windows on the Water

Morro Bay National Estuary Program brings together citizens, local governments, non-profits, agencies, and landowners to protect and restore the Morro Bay estuary.

Protecting and Restoring the Morro Bay Estuary.