The San Diego Collaborative includes diverse representatives from over 30 organizations across San Diego County. Since its inception in 2012, the Collaborative has worked to identify and address numerous issues surrounding local marine protected areas, beginning with a successful request to the Fish and Game Commission to add “La Jolla” to the Matlahuyal State Marine Reserve for identification purposes. Members have spearheaded signage installation and development, and produced and distributed 10,000 recreational brochures and fishing guides across San Diego County to enhance local understanding and compliance with marine protected areas. They have also worked to integrate Kumeyaay tribal practices and history into local interpretive panels and recreational brochures.
If you are interested in participating in the San Diego Collaborative, please contact co-chair Zach Plopper.
CDFW E-News Highlight's the San Deigo Collaborative
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Marine Protected Area (MPA) Management Program is highlighting each of the Collaboratives in a special e-news series on the MPA Collaborative Network. San Diego was the first to be featured in the April 2019 update.
MPA Outreach Toolkits: The San Diego MPA Collaborative developed MPA Outreach Toolkits for educators in the San Diego area. The Toolkits include lesson plans and activities that help educators teach about the science of MPAs.
MPA Wildlife and Recreation Guide: A brochure developed for San Diego County recreational users is being updated and printed.
MPA Ambassador Program: The Collaborative carries out MPA informational trainings through the MPA Ambassador Program to kayak shops and other businesses. If you or your organization would like to learn more or schedule a training please contact Cory Pukini
The “Floating Laboratory” Project: WILDCOAST, partnering with Crystal Cove Conservancy and Seaforth Landing, takes students on citizen science cruises in the South La Jolla MPAs where they gather and analyze data on marine wildlife and ocean conditions. The initial trips are scheduled with students from Sycuan, Valley Center, Jamul, and San Ysidro.
If you would like to volunteer on one of these outings, learn more about the project for a student group you are connected with or join as an elected official/agency representative please contact San Diego MPA Collaborative Co-Chair, Zach Plopper.
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Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation
National Park Service – Cabrillo National Monument
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
California Sea Grant
California State Park
Office of State Assembly Member Toni Atkins
Cardiff Main Street
City of Encinitas
City of San Diego
City of San Diego Parks and Recreation
City of San Diego Lifeguards
City of San Diego Mayor Faulconer
City of Solana Beach
City of Solana Beach Lifeguards
Coastal Conservation Association – California Chapter (CCA-Cal)
Office of County Supervisor Greg Cox
Del Mar City Council
Department of Defense
Environmental Defense Center of San Deigo
Friends of Famosa Slough
Friends of La Jolla Shores
Hike Bike Kayak
Kumeyaay Diegueno Land Conservancy
La Jolla Parks and Beaches
La Jolla Shores Association
Law Offices of Lori R. Mendez, PLC
National Park Service
Native American Environmental Protection Coalition
Natural Resources Defense Council
Ocean Discovery Institute
This page was last updated on July 24, 2018