MPA Collaborative


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

Recent Projects

MPA Coloring Book: The Monterey MPA Collaborative has developed a bilingual 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.

Download the California MPA Coloring Book (.pdf)

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.

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.