Restoring Our Creeks, Bay, & Native Wildlife

We restore flow, clean water, and native vegetation to creeks that feed the bay. Healthier, well-functioning creeks improve bay water quality and provide high-quality habitat to steelhead and other important aquatic life. Creek restoration also reduces erosion and keeps sediment from entering the estuary, keeping the water clear and helping prevent the bay from filling in.

Together, 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 Morro Bay National Estuary Program has worked to restore 44.87 miles of streams within the Morro Bay estuary watershed, remove debris and improving steelhead access to habitat, and support a variety of partner projects such as restoration and riparian fencing along San Luisito Creek.