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Save Our Shores

Mission

Save Our Shores is dedicated to fostering a thriving Monterey Bay and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary by stewarding clean shores, healthy habitats and living waters.

The Big Idea

Save Our Shores is dedicated to fostering a thriving Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary by stewarding clean shores, healthy habitats and living waters. They are launching a campaign to empower youth to address our climate emergency and the worsening impacts on our marine environment in order to ensure a livable planet for their future. Their major goal is to help young people educate public leaders about the issues of most concern to their generation. They help students to develop the skill sets they need to become the next generation of ocean stewards, utilizing social (and traditional) media messaging, attending and speaking at government meetings, and organizing marches, rallies and calls-to-action. It is their belief that this is the only way for the next generation of leaders to turn around the rapidly evolving climate crisis.

Great news! Our students have been chosen as Presidential Environmental Youth Award winners for their work to reduce threats to the humpback whale. This award wouldn’t have been possible without your expertise, support and guidance. Having community partners like Save Our Shores is what inspires our students to make a difference. 

- Jessica Campbell, Mount Madonna School

We Did It, Together!

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 $5.3 million for 163 local nonprofits in 2019.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $27 million dollars since its inception ten years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful.

Look for the 2020 Monterey County Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) in the Monterey County Weekly this June/July. Monterey County Gives! 2020 campaign kicks off in early November.

Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 4,902 donors. We did it, together.