This is your chance to become a SeaLife Steward at Morro Bay in California. Take to the waters on SUP and learn about the safe interactions with wildlife whilst supporting the natural ecosystem.
Morro Bay State Park is looking for volunteers who love to kayak and stand-up paddle (SUP) board. SUP is a fairly new addition to the way users can experience the waterways and in the Stewardship program. The SeaLife Stewards program is beginning this May 2021 and encouraging paddle recreating nature-lovers to fill out an application.
Successful applicants will learn about preventing wildlife disturbance, recording community science data, boating safety and how to identify wildlife and share relevant information with kayakers, surfers, boaters, and stand-up paddleboarders.
Local wildlife are affected by repeated disturbance by watercraft and water users. SeaLife Stewards will educate mate rushers on safe interactions with Southern sea otters, harbor seals, California sea lions, and the birds that rely on Morro Bay for food, shelter, and a resting place during migration.
Benefits to becoming a California State Park SeaLife Stewards include; ongoing training, volunteer appreciation events, kayaking, and behind-the-scenes field trips. SeaLife Stewards must be able to swim and kayak. SUP boarders must bring their own SUP board. A minimum commitment of two shifts a month (four hours per shift) is expected.
For more information and to submit an application, contact Robin Hazard at SeaLifeStewards@gmail.com or call +1 (805) 712-4776.