Empowering California's Coastal Communities

in the stewardship of California’s marine protected areas

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IUCN Green List Adapted Indicators for California’s MPA Network

Waves & Wildlife Celebration

Join Save Our Shores at their Annual First Friday Waves & Wildlife Celebration at the MBNMS Exploration Center in Santa Cruz on September 6 from 5-8pm! Don’t forget to enter your photos and videos into the competition.

We are a network of… 

600+ Members

385 represented organizations

14 Collaboratives


…working to steward California’s 124+ marine protected areas

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The Collaborative Network provides structure for addressing local ocean management needs.

Meet our Collaborative Critters

Support the Collaborative Network with your purchase of Critter Swag