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Waves and Wildlife Exhibit Opening

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Opening Night at the Exploration Center Friday, we kicked off our first annual Waves & Wildlife exhibit at the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center. The exhibit displays some of the excellent work submitted for the Waves & Wildlife photo contest by local photographers, professional and amateur. With over 300 submissions, selecting the artwork displayed in […]

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Shore Savers Stand Together At Coastal Commission Meeting

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THERE WAS A FULL HOUSE THIS MORNING in Scotts Valley as the California Coastal Commission met for their monthly meeting. Community leaders, policymakers, scientists, and community members encouraged the Commission to expedite their decision to close the illegal CEMEX sand mine in Marina, California. Among the nearly 100 rally participants were Santa Cruz mayor Cynthia Mathews, Marina mayor […]

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“Leave it on the beach for the next people to enjoy”

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FROM THE CLASSROOM TO THE SAND, North Monterey County Middle School and Castroville Elementary students embarked on an educational journey through issues in marine conservation this week. The school district’s partnership with Save Our Shores is a part of their new summer education program, Dream Academy. “The administrative and instructional staff in North Monterey County is dedicated […]

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Stop Coastal Commission Shakeup

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SAVE OUR SHORES, the 38 year-old non-profit dedicated to protecting the California central coast has never been an organization to shy away from taking bold stands or speaking out on controversial issues. Our roots are firmly grounded in landmark efforts to stop offshore drilling in the Monterey Bay  when in the late 1970’s the Santa […]

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What’s Your New Year’s Resolution?

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THE NEW YEAR is here, which means new goal setting and new perspectives. How will you celebrate 2016? Our goal is to encourage more people to enjoy their marine environment responsibly. Browse our New Year’s Resolutions below, find one that resonates with you and share it on your favorite social media platforms to help us spread ocean […]

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“We Have Created A Plastic Problem”

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2016 IS QUICKLY APPROACHING, and with it a new vote on the California Plastic bag ban. This ban had already been passed in 2014. However a recent increase in plastic bag supporters, specifically those in the industry of making plastic bags, have procured enough signatures across the state to put the ban to a referendum. […]

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Save Our Shores Gift Catalog: Holiday Edition

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WE ARE EXCITED to announce the launch of our very first Gift Catalog this holiday season. Your Save Our Shores holiday gift supports education and outreach to protect, preserve, and restore our ocean environment. With your gift, we will promote clean beaches, clean boating, and healthy shores along the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary during […]

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The Stubborn and Selfish City of Scotts Valley

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IT IS ABSURD and disturbing to know that Scotts Valley is the ONLY city in Santa Cruz County that still supports and accepts the horrendous single-use plastic bag. Not only do these bags end up in our nation’s trash cans; but in our world’s oceans. These plastic bags might seem easy to toss out, but these bags will haunt […]

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Marine Protected Areas, What Are They Good For?

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CALIFORNIA IS UNIQUE in many ways, and when it comes to the ocean there is a natural phenomenon called upwelling that happens off our coast. This process brings oxygenated nutrient dense deeper water up to the surface. The nutrient abundance supports unique native habitats including kelp forests, rocky intertidal areas, wetlands, and the California Current. Each […]

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Forget Me Knot

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Photo Credit © Christophe Buidin FORGET ME KNOT: Local Marine Protected Areas and Bird Species Resiliency Author and MIT Scholar visits the Monterey Bay to share stories of bird migration Did you know you are part of an annual 19,000 mile round-trip migration of a shorebird that is roughly the size of your foot? Every […]

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Cleanup Cowell Beach with the Dream Inn @ Cowell Beach | Santa Cruz | California | United States
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Inside California’s Underwater Parks Save Our Shores Sanctuary Speaker Series with Dr. Rikki Eriksen, Director of the California Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) Program for the California Marine Sanctuary Foundation Dive in to this Sanctuary Speaker Series[...]

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