Protecting Habitat and Lands

We protect land and natural areas to provide refuge to native plants and animals, prevent future development (which often comes with increased water use), and preserve the rural nature of our watershed.

These actions help keep water flowing in our creeks, minimize future runoff pollution, and protect special places for people and wildlife.

Measureable Results

Since 1995, the National Estuary Program has collaborated with landowners and partner organizations to protect more than 5,000 acres of rare coastal habitat in the Morro Bay watershed.