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Please help support Save our Shores by learning more about their mission, advocacy and education. Feel free to make a donation or if you like what they do, book your travel through our Travel as A Fundraiser program and help Save Our Shores.
SOS mission statement
Save Our Shores is a non-profit marine conservation organization in Santa Cruz, CA. The mission of Save Our Shores is to care for the marine environment through ocean awareness, advocacy, and citizen action.
About Save Our Shores:
Save Our Shores was originally founded as a citizen-action organization in 1978 after members of the Santa Cruz community banded together to keep offshore oil drilling out of the Monterey Bay and Central Coast waters. They succeeded.
This monumental win lead to the next critical order of business for Save Our Shores: to further protect the Monterey Bay through establishment of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. After over a decade of work, National Marine Sanctuary protections were enacted in Monterey Bay, and community support of this grassroots, marine advocacy organization grew to what it is today.
Save Our Shores continues to lead efforts to protect the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary they helped establish through their three core initiatives: Plastic Pollution, Clean Boating, and Ocean Awareness.
You’ll find Save Our Shores advocating in our community for local bans on single-use plastic bags, polystyrene take-out containers, and smoking on local beaches. You’ll find Save Our Shores staff and Sanctuary Stewards hosting beach and river cleanups throughout the year, running the Adopt-A-Beach program for Santa Cruz County, educating youth about our local watersheds in the classrooms and in the field, and informing boaters about Clean Boating practices through the Save Our Shores DockWalker program. Save Our Shores is also honored to provide the community with educated and inspired Sanctuary Stewards, the core volunteer group of the organization.
Support Save Our Shores
By becoming a Save Our Shores supporter, you play an instrumental role in the protection & preservation of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Become a Member of Save Our Shores at www.saveourshores.org!
Have your company, school, or community group sign up to Adopt-A-Beach through Save Our Shores.
Join the volunteer force of Save Our Shores! Save Our Shores volunteers are the backbone of the organization’s work in our community.
Join the I Heart Clean Beaches crew today!
Save Our Shores
Your local marine advocacy organization for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Save Our Shores is located at the Santa Cruz Harbor
345 Lake Avenue, Suite A, Santa Cruz, CA 95062