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 Waters 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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WAVES AND WILDLIFE PHOTO COMPETITION

Enter your top shots of marine protected areas throughout the Monterey Bay to our competition!

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An orange sky and dark red/orange clouds will the background and give trees, ocean water, and cliffs in the foreground an orange hue.


WORLD OCEANS WEEK

Join us to watch BLUE and celebrate the Monterey Bay we all love on Thursday, June 6! Click below for tickets and details. 

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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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Featured photos by Kim Steinhardt, Edward Garner, and Amelia Olson