Start your day changing the ocean’s future! Join us for a Beach Clean Up!
We have so many amazing restaurants in Monterey County, and many diners visit or live here because they love our beautiful bay and coastline. Restaurants are big contributors to the trash we find in our beach cleanups. Ocean Friendly Restaurants are committed to protecting the ocean by cutting styrofoam, single-use containers, and cutting back on plastic straws.
Our Road Warriors Hit the roadside once a month to help stop flyaway debris from entering our waterways as well as beautify a stretch of Highway 1 for motorists to enjoy.
Most of us don’t think twice as we turn on the faucet to grab a glass of water, or use the hose to water our gardens.
In 2012, California became the first state in the nation to establish a network of marine protected areas (MPAs) – similar to national parks and forests on land – to protect and restore ocean habitats, and increase the health, productivity and resilience of ocean ecosystems.