MPA Collaborative



The Monterey MPA Collaborative draws its diverse membership from the rich scientific, academic, nonprofit and agency community centered in Monterey County.


Past Projects


MPA Ambassador Program: Members have worked to incorporate marine protected area outreach and provide continued support to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary’s Bay Net and Team OCEAN Volunteer Programs; and helped create a State Parks PORTS Program highlighting Point Lobos MPAs.

MPA Outreach Assessment: The collaborative worked with CSU Monterey Bay students to engage and educate local dive shops on MPAs, surveying them on best approaches for education and establishing a baseline of knowledge regarding MPAs.

Current Projects

MPA Coloring Book: The Collaborative is developing a bi-lingual coloring book featuring species likely to benefit from MPAs. They plan to print the coloring book and distribute it at events and other venues where consumptive and non- consumptive users enter the MPA areas.

MPA Outreach Toolkits: With coordination from the California Marine Sanctuary Foundation, the Monterey MPA Collaborative is developing MPA Outreach Toolkits which will feature update area brochures and laminated maps.

Monterey MPA Collaborative Leadership Team

Pat Clark-Grey

Monterey MPA Collaborative Co-Chair

Natural Resource Interpreter, CA State Parks


Emily Gottlieb

Monterey MPA Collaborative Co-Chair

Sea Grant Education Programs Manager, Pacific Grove Natural History Museum

This page was last updated on November 15, 2018