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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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Waves and Wildlife Photo Contest

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GET OUT YOUR CAMERAS, it’s time for the Save Our Shores’ Waves and Wildlife Photo Contest! You like snapping beautiful photos of scenic places and majestic wildlife found along the Monterey Bay’s network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and we want to see them. But first, did you know that there are 29 MPAs along the Monterey […]

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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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MPA Mondays: New Study Says Recovery Takes Time

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A new study of the Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) located between San Francisco and Morro Bay suggests that central California’s MPAs may eventually produce more and larger fishes than areas open to fishing, but the benefits could take time to accrue.

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MPA Mondays: How MPAs Support Fisheries

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We’re always on the lookout for creative learning tools to educate people about Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and their importance. Here is an infographic from the World Wildlife Fund that does a great job of explaining how well-managed MPAs support fisheries. Pretty cool, huh? Got another MPA learning tool that we should know about? Email it to […]

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MPA Mondays: Our New MPA Passport

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Getting people excited about Marine Protected Areas can be challenging, since they are located offshore and are, therefore, not easily accessible. To help educate local youth about the 29 Central Coast MPAs, we created a learning tool called the MPA Passport.

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MPA Mondays: More Fish, Bigger Fish, More Sex

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Attempting to explain what a Marine Protected Area (MPA) is or why it is important can be extremely challenging—especially when your audience lives far away from the beach or local MPAs are not easily accessible. For that reason, we were delighted to stumble upon a new illustrated guide written by Amelia Urry and posted on […]

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MPA Mondays: Point Sur Lightstation

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The Point Sur Lightstation turned 125 on August 1! Throughout its long history, the lightstation—located just 40 minutes south of Carmel—has kept ships from crashing into the rocky shoreline. And since September 2007, it has also marked the northernmost boundary of the Point Sur State Marine Reserve and the Point Sur State Marine Conservation Area. […]

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Upcoming Events

Sep
23
Sat
6:00 pm Toast The Coast @ Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Toast The Coast @ Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Toast The Coast @ Seymour Marine Discovery Center | Santa Cruz | California | United States
Save Our Shores is excited to applaud our 2017 Ocean Heroes with you at our largest annual celebration on Saturday, September 23rd at 6:00pm. Raise a glass of champagne to the sea, savor a sumptuous[...]
Sep
24
Sun
9:00 am Davenport Beach Cleanup @ Davenport Main Beach
Davenport Beach Cleanup @ Davenport Main Beach
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Davenport Beach Cleanup @ Davenport Main Beach | Davenport | California | United States
Save Our Shores Davenport Main beach cleanup targets highly polluted areas from parties, bonfires and illegal encampments. This beach needs your help every Sunday. MEET UP LOCATION Meet us at the beach parking lot across[...]
Oct
1
Sun
9:00 am Cleanup Cowells Project @ Cleanup Cowell's
Cleanup Cowells Project @ Cleanup Cowell's
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Cleanup Cowells Project @ Cleanup Cowell's | Santa Cruz | California | United States
Save Our Shores bi-monthly Cleanup Cowell’s Project has kicked into gear! Start your Sunday off with a beach cleanup, and leave energized and ready to enjoy your day. These cleanups are always fun, engaging, and[...]

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