Who We Are

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A beloved and thriving Monterey Bay


To steward clean shores, healthy habitats, and living waters


Community engagement through awareness, action, and advocacy

We’re addressing the three most critical factors to ensure a thriving Monterey Bay- clean shores, healthy habitats and living waters. These pillars will guide our current programs and inform the creation of new ones.


We’re on a mission to flip the beach cleanup model on its head so that over time, they become our last line of defense, not our first. Cleaning up after big messes is not sustainable, but policy, education and behavior modification are.

We’re celebrating the value of our Monterey Bay Sanctuary’s many ecosystems so that our iconic indicator species can thrive. Increasing the community’s awareness, appreciation, and understanding of these habitats is key.

We’re launching a new program to inform our community about how climate change is directly impacting our Monterey Bay Sanctuary. Our goal is to offer everyday solutions so that people are empowered with the appropriate tools in the face of global warming.


Save Our Shores is honored to be highly-regarded by our community!

Coalitions & Alliances

Save Our Shores founded the Central Coast Sanctuary Alliance and is a member of the Plastic Pollution Coalition.


Save Our Shores is Monterey Bay Green Business certified for exceeding environmental regulatory requirements, preventing pollution, and conserving natural resources. We are also CaliforniaVolunteers certified as a Service Enterprise that leverages volunteer skill-sets to achieve our mission as a community.


Featured photos from top to bottom: Erik Landry, Lilianne de la EspriellaIrene Reti, Nathan Moses

Maximize Your Impact

When you support Save Our Shores, you’re a part of building programs and policies that preserve the integrity of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Help us protect one of the world’s most diverse marine ecosystems!