Conservation & Science

Vote #YesOn68 to support California’s ocean and coast

Prop 68 would improve public access to beaches along California’s 840-mile coastline.

We owe it to our children and grandchildren to protect what we love about California—like our iconic coastline, diverse marine habitats and abundant wildlife.

That’s why Monterey Bay Aquarium is supporting Proposition 68 on the June 5 California ballot. Please join us in voting YES for the future of our ocean!

Proposition 68 is a bond measure that asks voters to approve a $4 billion investment in important natural resources. It is the first bond measure of its kind in more than a decade. If passed, it will help improve public access to California’s coast, boost our state’s resilience to climate change, and protect our ocean and coastal habitats.

A smart investment

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Prop 68 would help communities plan for climate-related changes like sea-level rise and coastal flooding.

California is facing a rise in climate-related threats, such as more frequent and intense droughts, coastal flooding and devastating wildfires. Proposition 68 allocates $40 million to help coastal communities prepare for, adapt to and bounce back from the impacts of climate change.

The bond measure would also invest $175 million in the protection of California beaches, bays, wetlands, lagoons, coastal watersheds and wildlife areas—ecosystems that offer resilience in the face of natural disasters.

Prop 68 allocates critical funding for wildlife habitat restoration.

Prop 68 provides $30 million to improve public access to the outdoors. That includes bringing more underserved populations to the coast, improving access for people with disabilities, and removing barriers to public beaches. It would help promote coastal recreation and tourism, and support conservation jobs.

The bond measure allocates $50 million for needed improvements to fish and wildlife areas, as well as $200 million for habitat restoration. Prop 68 would help protect all 840 miles of California’s treasured coastline—and the remarkable ocean wildlife that calls it home.

Prop 68 will help conserve and protect California coastal lands for guture generations of humans and sea creatures.

How can I vote YES on Prop 68?

If you’re not yet registered to vote, make sure you register before the May 15 deadline—online at, at your local DMV or county elections office, or by calling (800) 345-8683. Even if you can’t vote, encourage friends and family to register and vote YES on Proposition 68.

Once registered, you can vote by mail (ballots go out this month) or at a polling place on June 5.

At the Monterey Bay Aquarium, it’s our mission to inspire conservation of the ocean. This June 5 election, we hope you’ll join us and vote YES on Prop 68 for a healthy, resilient California coast!

Learn more about Proposition 68 at


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