What We Do


The Morro Bay estuary is a national and state treasure, a vital ecological resource whose health affects our health and the vibrancy of our community and economy. While California has lost over 90% of its historical wetlands and heavily polluted other important estuarine areas, this is not the case in Morro Bay. We still have the opportunity to protect and even enhance this vital resource to improve our quality of life and that of the next generations to come. 

The Morro Bay National Estuary Program is a nonprofit that works to protect and restore Morro Bay and its watershed by conducting monitoring and research to track the health of the estuary, repairing natural habitats to protect water quality and wildlife, and educating residents and visitors on how to be good stewards of the bay. 



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