Save Our Shores

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Mission Statement

Save Our Shores. Save Our Shores (SOS) is a marine conservation nonprofit dedicated to "fostering a thriving Monterey Bay and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary through clean shores, healthy habitats, and living waters.”

Description

Our Story Began in 1978
Save Our Shores is a marine conservation 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Santa Cruz, California. We advocate for clean shores, healthy habitats and living waters in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
Save Our Shores (SOS) was founded by a grassroots movement in 1978 to stop the threat of offshore oil drilling along the Central Coast of California. After succeeding, we set out to secure permanent protection of the Central Coast by building coalitions to drive the creation of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) in 1992. Since then, SOS has removed a diverse set of threats to our marine environment. Our advocacy efforts ranged from preventing cruise ship pollution discharge, dissolving wildlife disturbing acoustics, reducing plastic pollution with policy regulations, improving coastal waste management practices through community involvement and most recently, ending illegal sand mining and mass man-made erosion along the MBNMS.

Program Details

From policy change to educational programs, we’re ensuring ocean conservation throughout the community. Our programs and projects are designed to support the foundations of a thriving Monterey Bay: clean shores, healthy habitats, and living waters.
Save Our Shores’ three pillars are the guiding principles we follow to ensure the Monterey Bay thrives today and for decades to come. Click the icons below to explore each focal area. You’ll learn about Save Our Shores’ objectives and programs and how they each have a lasting impact on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. 

Primary Issue
Pollution
Secondary Issue
Climate Change
Address
345 Lake Ave. Suite A
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
United States
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