Celebrating 40 Years

1981 ~ 2021


Morro Bay BEAUTIFUL has operated as a not-for-profit, volunteer organization, for the purpose of preserving and enhancing the beauty of Morro Bay, California


We are truly a grass-roots organization, with the vast majority of our projects originated, funded, and executed by our members. We invite you to explore our web site and learn more about us.


Website sponsored by:
Carol & Chuck Harkins


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Morro Bay BEAUTIFUL and the City of Morro Bay  

are putting on a Birthday Party🎉

Date - September 11, 2021

Time - 2 to 4 PM

Place – Morro Bay Community Center

Admission - $1.00 per person

This party celebrates the

150th Founding of Morro Bay in 1870

To commemorate this
Founding anniversary, Morro Bay BEAUTIFUL has commissioned a painting of Morro Bay by Acclaimed Folk Artist Eric Dowdle.  AND - This painting will be made into a PUZZLE.

We will unveil the Original Art for the Puzzle at this party, and:


Start the auction bidding on the original art piece.
Have these special puzzles available for purchase

The town of Morro Bay was founded by Franklin Riley in 1870 as a port for the export of dairy and ranch products. He was instrumental in the building of a wharf which has now become the Embarcadero.  During the 1870s, schooners could often be seen at the Embarcadero picking up wool, potatoes, barley, and dairy products.


1870 to 2020 = 150 years


Morro Bay BEAUTIFUL was started by Warren and Phyllis Dorn in 1981, with the purpose of keeping Morro Bay clean and BEAUTIFUL.


1981 – 2021 = 40 years


People who live in Morro Bay are truly blessed.  You are invited to the Birthday Party to celebrate our town and this momentous year (and last year, during which we couldn’t celebrate).


Eric Dowdle, Puzzle Artist


Learn how Eric became the puzzle guy!