OUR OCEAN IS UNDER ATTACK

From climate change to plastic pollution and wildlife disturbance to habitat degradation, a host of threats challenge the wellbeing of your Monterey Bay. At Save Our Shores, we work hard every day to protect and conserve our precious local marine environment and address those threats. We inform and educate the public, foster the next generation of ocean stewards, promote smarter marine environmental policies, and motivate and catalyze citizen action on a daily basis. 

OUR MISSION is to steward Clean Shores Healthy Habitats, and Living wWaters to foster a thriving Monterey Bay and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. We focus on these three areas because we believe they are the most critical conditions for a healthy marine ecosystem.
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IT ALL BEGAN 40 YEARS AGO…

We’re celebrating four incredible decades of protecting the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Watch this video and hear from one of our founders, Kim Tschantz, about the creation of Save Our Shores in 1978. 

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This is a grey shark icon made up of different types of single-use plastic pollution icons.

SINISTER SIX PLASTIC MITIGATION CAMPAIGN

We’re taking on contact lenses, single-use toiletry bottles, coffee pods, balloons, microfibers, and single-use water bottles which are polluting the Monterey Bay and filling our local landfills. 

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CLEAN SHORES PILLAR

One of the essentials for a thriving Monterey Bay is Clean Shores. Check out what we do on a daily basis to ensure your shores are safe and healthy now and for decades to come!

CLEAN SHORES PILLAR

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A couple dozen Alain Pinel Realtor team members throw their hands up in celebration on the beach after a beach cleanup.

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By signing up for our various corporate opportunities, you and your organization can make a huge difference in ocean conservation AND have a great time! 

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Featured photos by Kim Steinhardt and Edward Garner