Orange County

MPA Council

About

The Orange County Marine Protected Area Council (OCMPAC) is the state’s oldest MPA Collaborative, started in 1999. OCMPAC is a collaboration of city and county officials, institutional representatives, environmental advocates, academic faculty and nonprofit organization members. OCMPAC’s accomplishments have included county-wide signage, enforcement trainings, education programs, research & monitoring, and teacher workshops. Based on their success, OCMPAC was used as a model for the development of the statewide network of Collaboratives. In addition to establishing programs for docent education, public outreach, and consistent enforcement, OCMPAC is actively engaged in a range of citizen science projects that monitor the health of Orange County’s MPAs.

Recent Projects

MPA Collaborative In-Kind Value Assessment: A project to quantify the value of services added by their MPA Collaborative. Completed in

OCMPAC

Leadership Team

Jeremy Frimond

OCMPAC Co-Chair

Marine Protection Officer, City of Laguna Beach

 jfrimond@lagunabeachcity.net

 

Bernice Villanueva

OCMPAC Co-Chair

Sea Grant Education Programs Manager, City of Dana Point

 bvillanueva@danapoint.org



Fiscal Sponsor

OneOC

This page was last updated on July 23, 2018