salt marsh

In the heavy rains of March 2018, the willows and other plants in the restored flood plain at Twin Bridges along with the wide expanse of salt marsh at the waters edge gave the rushing runoff a place to slow down and sink in. Without these natural spaces, flood waters continue on toward the bay in full force and the possibility of increased erosion and damage to infrastructure rises.

Photograph Friday: drought and big storms around the Morro Bay estuary

Salt marsh channels

Field Updates July 2021: Invasive Sea Lavender Monitoring in the Salt Marsh

MORRO BAY WATERSHED NATIVE PLANT SERIES: Estuarine and Salt Marsh

Native Plant Series #6: Estuarine and Salt Marsh

The Morro Bay watershed is a wonderful place to stop, smell, and photograph wildflowers.

Photo Friday: Nature Photography Day in Morro Bay

Water levels in the salt marsh depend on the tides. Here, California horn snails are visible in a pool left behind as the tide went out.

Photo Friday: Focus on Water