Our mission is to lead in restoring, enhancing, and protecting the marine resources and watersheds of Morro Bay and the Central Coast of California.



Programs Supported by the Bay Foundation


Morro Bay National Estuary Program (Estuary Program)

The Estuary Program brings together citizens, local governments, nonprofits, agencies, and landowners to protect and restore the Morro Bay Estuary. This non-regulatory, nonprofit organization conducts monitoring and research, restores natural habitats, and educates residents and visitors on how to keep Morro Bay clean and healthy.

Central Coast Low Impact Development Initiative (LIDI)

Central Coast LIDI supports the vision of healthy watersheds through the implementation of LID design principles, hydromodification controls, and sustainable development throughout the Central Coast Region.

Central Coast Ambient Monitoring Program (CCAMP)

CCAMP provides a regionally-scaled water quality monitoring and evaluation program to the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board. The program’s mission is to collect, assess and disseminate water quality information to aid decision-makers and the public in maintaining, restoring, and enhancing water quality and associated beneficial uses in the Central Coast Region.

CCAMP’s Groundwater Assessment & Protection (CCAMP GAP)

CCAMP GAP provides scientific information to Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board staff, local water agencies and purveyors, and the public to protect, restore, and enhance the quality of groundwater on California’s central coast.