Golden Gate

MPA Collaborative


The Golden Gate MPA Collaborative has successfully brought together environmental NGOs, agencies, fishermen, scientists, aquaria and vessel captains interested in raising awareness of marine protected areas in Marin and San Francisco counties, including the Farallon Islands.

Past Projects

MPA Ambassador Program: Collaborative members are engaging boat captains and docents in an ambassador program targeting visitors to Point Reyes and the Farallon Islands. Working with these ambassadors, the collaborative has developed a map-based brochure that will be used as an outreach tool, with the goal of increasing awareness and compliance of local marine protected areas.

Golden Gate MPAs Brochure:

The Collaborative developed a brochure for San Francisco and Bay Area residents to learn more about the MPAs in their area.

Current Projects

Online MPA Ambassador Specialist Training Module: The Golden Gate Collaborative has created an online training module to train MPA Ambassador Specialists. Those that complete the training will receive a certificate of completion and be recognized as Certified MPA Ambassadors.

Golden Gate MPA Collaborative Leadership Team

David McGuire

Golden Gate Collaborative Co-Chair

Executive Director, Shark Stewards


Morgan Patton

Golden Gate Collaborative Co-Chair

Executive Director, Environmental Action Committee of West Marin

Paul Hobi

Golden Gate Collaborative Co-Chair

Program Manager, Seabird Protection Network

Fiscal Sponsor

Earth Island Institute

This page was last updated on November 15, 2018