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Monterey Bay Salmon and Trout Project


The Monterey Bay Salmon and Trout Project (MBSTP) mission is: To conserve and recover salmon and steelhead native to the Monterey Bay region through conservation, enhancement, and education programs, including the Salmon & Trout Education Program (STEP) in local classrooms.

The Big Idea

The Monterey Bay Salmon and Trout Project hopes to deliver accessible, inspiring K-12 internet-based science curriculum for home use based on local salmonid ecosystems, while also continuing their mission of increasing the Monterey Bay salmon population. Their Salmon and Trout Education Program (STEP) has been used in classrooms in the past, but now will offer home activities, interactive livestreamed field trips and online resources to support teachers in the delivery of high-quality science education. Salmon are a critical part of the Monterey Bay ecosystem and local economy, and fish numbers have declined precipi- tously in recent decades. With public support, the nonprofit is releasing salmon smolts directly into the bay, an effective way to enhance the local fishery and marine ecosystem.

Salmon are invaluable parts of our natural environment and this project is doing so much good bringing them back to the coastal community.

- Patrick Ho

We’re In This Together

Nonprofits are more important that ever in this trying time. Monterey County Gives! was created to support the local nonprofit community's Big Ideas (and programs). And thanks to your participation and generosity, Monterey County Gives! raised over $7.8 million for 162 local nonprofits in 2020.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $35 million dollars since its inception ten years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful. Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 7,578 donors. We did it, together.

The 2021 Campaign begins November 11.

APPLY FOR Monterey County Gives!

The 2021 Monterey County Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) is due by midnight July 31st. Monterey County Gives! 2021 campaign kicks off in early November.