MPA Collaborative


The Catalina Island Collaborative is focused on raising awareness about the Island’s nine marine protected areas amongst residents and visitors.

Recent Projects

Catalina MPA Signage: Collaborative members created a unique regulatory signage template based on other South Coast signage that is both informative and aesthetically pleasing.

MPA Brochure Guide: The Catalina MPA Collaborative developed A Guide to Catalina’s MPAs depicting boundary markings across the island.

Upcoming Projects

 MPA Speakers Bureau: Develop a MPA speakers’ training program and provide presentations to target groups that would benefit from greater MPA awareness and understanding. Catalina MPA Collaborative is working in collaboration with the Los Angeles MPA Collaborative on this project.

MPA Brochure Re-print: Re-print Catalina MPA Guide Brochure.

Catalina MPA Collaborative Leadership Team

Lauren Czarnecki-Oudin

Catalina MPA Collaborative Co-Chair

Laboratory Manager, USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies

Rebekah Rudy

Catalina MPA Collaborative Co-Chair

Conservation Operations Coordinator, Catalina Island Conservancy

Catalina MPA Collaborative Members

Are you interested in joining the Catalina MPA Collaborative?  Please get in touch

Avalon Harbor Master
Boy Scouts of America at Cherry Valley and Emerald Bay
Catalina Environmental Leadership Program
Catalina Island Conservancy
Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce
Catalina Island Marine Institute
Department of Defense

Descanso Beach Ocean Sports
LA County Lifeguards
LA County Sheriff
Marine Animal Rescue
Mountain and Sea Adventures
Pennington Marine Science Center
USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies
USC Sea Grant

Fiscal Sponsor


This page was last updated on July 23, 2018