The Morro Bay Open Space Alliance was formed in response to widespread interest in a “greenbelt” expressed by citizens at LEAP (Local Economic Action Plan) workshops in 2015. LEAP was a community-based planning process that identified specific action items people believed were important to the City’s quality of life and economic vitality.
Over the next year, volunteers defined a mission, selected a Board, and formalized the legal structure of the organization. MBOSA is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors.
The Morro Bay Open Space Alliance is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of current and future residents and visitors through the conservation of open space in and around Morro Bay.
The Morro Bay Open Space Alliance envisions a community actively engaged to identify needs and support open space conservation for appropriate human uses, habitat preservation, view-shed protection and education.
- Conserve open spaces, agricultural land and marine resources for historical, educational, ecological, recreational and scenic purposes.
- Engage and educate the community and visitors to understand the purpose and importance of open space and view-shed conservation.
- Provide access for residents and visitors to open-space environments for appropriate recreation.
- Protect wildlife habitat and ensure adequate wildlife corridors exist.
- Preserve open space between communities.
- Develop and promote land uses that are fully sustainable economically and environmentally, including conservation of water supplies.