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Save Our Shores

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About Save Our Shores

Save Our Shores is your local non-profit marine conservation organization in Santa Cruz, California.

Our mission is caring for the marine environment through ocean awareness, advocacy, and citizen action.

Over the last 30 years, Save Our Shores has been responsible for key accomplishments such as preventing offshore oil drilling in Central Coast waters, helping to establish the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, preventing local cruise ship pollution, and bringing together diverse stakeholders to find common solutions to ocean issues. Today we focus on educating youth about our watersheds, tackling plastic pollution on our beaches and rivers, advocating for plastic-free communities, managing Annual Coastal Cleanup Day in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties, running our nationally renowned DockWalker program to prevent oil spills, and providing our community with educated and inspired Sanctuary Stewards!  

Save Our Shores hosts regular beach and river cleanups, works on advocacy campaigns involving pollution prevention and we need YOUR help. To get involved visit our webpage and take action!

Save Our Shores is your local non-profit marine conservation organization in Santa Cruz, California.

Our mission is caring for the marine environment through ocean awareness, advocacy, and citizen action.

Over the last 30 years, Save Our Shores has been responsible for key accomplishments such as preventing offshore oil drilling in Central Coast waters, helping to establish the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, preventing local cruise ship pollution, and bringing together diverse stakeholders to find common solutions to ocean issues. Today we focus on educating youth about our watersheds, tackling plastic pollution on our beaches and rivers, advocating for plastic-free communities, managing Annual Coastal Cleanup Day in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties, running our nationally renowned DockWalker program to prevent oil spills, and providing our community with educated and inspired Sanctuary Stewards! ??

Save Our Shores hosts regular beach and river cleanups, works on advocacy campaigns involving pollution prevention and we need YOUR help. To get involved visit our webpage and take action!
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    It’s impossible to sit in a room with Save Our Shores’ tiny staff and stay morose about the future of the planet. They’ve become expert at pulling kung fu moves against ocean pollution, using the pressure points of local laws to change widespread and damaging human behaviors. Just five people strong, they’ve managed to get Styrofoam banned in all but one coastal city between Santa Cruz and Carmel, installed 24 cigarette butt dispensers around the bay and mobilized 10,000 volunteers a year for weekly beach cleanups from Big Sur to Half Moon Bay.

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