Bioblitz Events Happening Across the State

Photo Credit: Cristiane Livsey **The following information was taken directly from the California Academy of Sciences Snapshot Cal Coast 2017 Events page which should considered the most up-to-date and accurate. Please use this post as a reference and checkout more...

Ocean Protection Council Announces Small Grants Program

On June 1, 2017 the California Ocean Protection Council opened a Request For Proposals (RFP) for a new Small Grants Program available to all MPA Collaboratives. Each Collaborative is eligible to receive up to $15,000 for projects, though Collaboratives may partner and...

Central Coast Forum Brings Together Ocean Advocates

Central Coast Forum participants Central Coast Forum Brings Together 100+ Ocean Experts to Discuss Marine Protected Areas On October 27th, the MPA Collaborative Network convened leading ocean experts to discuss Central Coast MPAs at Asilomar Lodge. Resources Secretary...

Calling all South Coast Citizen Scientists

Calling all South Coast Citizen Scientists Guest Post by Benét Duncan, Program Scientist, Ocean Science Trust We have seen an incredible surge in the number of citizen science programs popping up throughout the South Coast region. From crowdsourcing photos to taking...

Central Coast Forum Planned for October 27th

Central Coast Forum Planned for October 27th Please save the date for the Central Coast Forum: October 27th.  RSVP using Eventbrite or directly to Calla at calla.allison@resources.ca.gov All collaborative members from the San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Santa Cruz, San...

New MPA Beaches Tour from Mobile Ranger

New MPA Beaches Tour from Mobile Ranger In partnership with the Santa Cruz MPA Collaborative, the mobile app company Mobile Ranger has been unveiling several new blog posts. Each one is a “stop” within the self-guided mobile-based MPA Beaches Tour and tells engaging...

Obama Expands Papahānaumokuākea National Monument

Obama Expands Papahānaumokuākea National Monument It’s a great day for marine protected areas – President Obama has just expanded the Papahānaumokuākea National Monument, creating the largest marine protected area in the world!  At 582,578 square miles, it’s...