Ninety volunteers are at work this week planting as many as 12,000 bundles of eelgrass in Morro Bay
goal of the effort is to restore eelgrass habitat that has been
dramatically reduced in recent years, said
Adrienne Harris, executive
director of the Morro Bay National Estuary Program.
Divers gathered the eelgrass from a donor site near Coleman Park
and volunteers on the beach sorted the eelgrass into small bundles. The
grass was then replanted at strategic locations throughout the bay...
Eelgrass is a vital component of the bay’s ecosystem. It creates
habitat for many forms of sea life and is an important food source for
black brant geese that use the bay as a migratory stopping point to and
This is the second year eelgrass has been transplanted. Last year, volunteers transplanted grass to 21 plots, 11 of which are showing new growth.
From the San Luis Obispo Tribune