Selected Media Coverage
- “Eelgrass Almost Died Off in Morro Bay Estuary. Now, it’s made a Record Rebound” The Tribune, November 2, 2022.
- “New Funding Coming to Morro Bay National Estuary Program to Help Preserve ‘Nurseries for the Ocean’ “ KCBX, August 3, 2022
- “Study Identifies Morro Bay Estuary as Site to Restore Native Oysters,” KCBX, Beth Thornton, October 11, 2021.
- “Eelgrass in Morro Bay estuary may be bouncing back. What’s causing recovery?” The Tribune, John Lindsey, August 24, 2021.
- “A changing habitat,” New Times, Kasey Bubnash, July 22, 2021.
- “Morro Bay Seagrass Loss Causes Shift in Populations,” Atascadero News, July 14, 2021
- “Volunteers Needed to Plant Habitat and Food sources for Monarch Butterflies at Sweet Springs Nature Preserve in Los Osos,” Coastal San Luis Resource Conservation District, Newsletter: Summer 2021, July 1, 2021.
- “CSLRCD Receives Grant Funding for Two Watershed Management Projects: Morro Bay Estuary,” Coastal San Luis Resource Conservation District, Newsletter: Summer 2021, July 1, 2021.
- “Report: Vital Seagrass Restoration Needs Real Estate to Thrive,” Public News Service, Eric Tegethoff, June 29, 2021.
- “Loss of CA Eelgrass Leads to Coastal Erosion, Hurts Marine Life,” Public News Service, Suzanne Potter, June 29, 2021.
- “Ecological Reserve Project Complete,” Estero Bay News, Theresa-Marie Wilson, January 15, 2021.
- “What lurks beneath: PG&E and water board reach draft settlement over water flushed back into ocean from Diablo Canyon Power Plant,” New Times, Peter Johnson, December 17, 2020.
The Central Coast Ambient Monitoring Program Groundwater Assessment and Protection (CCAMP GAP) program will benefit from a $5.9 million settlement with PG&E, based on impacts to the marine habitat outside of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant due to its once-through-cooling practice. The CCAMP-GAP program is one of the four programs administered by the nonprofit Bay Foundation of Morro Bay, which will act as the fiscal sponsor for the settlement funds. Other programs managed by the Bay Foundation include Central Coast Low Impact Development Initiative (LIDI), Central Coast Ambient Monitoring Program (CCAMP), and the Morro Bay National Estuary Program; these three programs will not benefit from the settlement funds.
- “Upside Ska plays a Nov. 19 streaming benefit concert for the Morro Bay National Estuary Program,” New Times, Glen Starkey, November 20, 2020.
- “Conservation groups complete Chorro Creek restoration project, benefiting the Morro Bay watershed,” New Times, Peter Johnson, September 17, 2020.
- “Help Keep Morro Bay Wild,” Living Lavishly, Spring and Summer 2020, by Rachel Pass of the Morro Bay National Estuary Program.
- Morro Bay National Estuary Program awarded $34,000 for Eelgrass Expansion projects by Pacific Marine & Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership, November 5, 2019.
- “Morro Bay lost 90% of its eelgrass. Here’s how scientists are trying to save the key plant” July 22, 2019. The Tribune, by Carrie Schuman.
Recent News and Press Releases
- Executive Director Lexie Bell to Depart Morro Bay National Estuary Program on December 28, 2021.
- Congress Moves to Invest in Estuaries, January 2021
- Upside Ska plays Beats for the Bay concert benefiting Morro Bay National Estuary Program, November 2020
- Morro Bay National Estuary Program restores Chorro Creek fish and wildlife habitat, September 2020
- Community members connect through poetry and love of Morro Bay
- Interactive science kiosk debuts in Morro Bay Estuary Nature Center
- Morro Bay Science Explorations: Climate Change and Rising Seas on the Central Coast