San Mateo

MPA Collaborative


The San Mateo Collaborative has successfully brought together MPA experts to work on projects that raise awareness of their local marine protected areas.

If interested in joining, please contact the Co-Chairs listed below.  

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San Mateo MPA Videos

The San Mateo MPA Collaborative created videos to educate future visitors about the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, the Montara State Marine Reserve, the Pillar Point State Marine Conservation Area and MPAs overall with the aim to build a diverse, inclusive community working together in support of MPAs.

The Montara State Marine Reserve video includes messages from local wardens, resource managers, anglers, and more. The film can be shown as is or broken down to produce smaller features to share on social media or modified to apply to all MPAs. 

San Mateo MPAs Brochure:

The San Mateo MPA Collaborative developed a brochure for San Mateo residents to learn more about the MPAs in their area.

MPAs Key Phrases Translations

The San Mateo MPA Collaborative developed a useful pamphlet for enforcement officers to more easily communicate key phrases relating to MPAs and MPA regulations.

Mini-ROV Expeditions

Marine Protected Area (MPA) Collaborative Members statewide are field-testing Trident mini-ROVs (remotely operated vehicles or underwater drones) in collaboration with SoFar Ocean, National Geographic and the S.E.E. Initiative. More information about Collaborative expeditions focusing on MPA outreach, compliance, and citizen science projects can be found on our Resources page.

Be sure to follow the San Mateo Expeditions below on National Geographics digital field journal platform, Open Explorer. 

San Mateo MPA Collaborative Leadership Team

Rebecca Johnson

San Mateo MPA Collaborative Co-Chair


Co-Director of Citizen Science,
California Academy of Sciences

Robert Cala

MPA Collaborative Co-Chair


Park Ranger II,
San Mateo County Parks

This page was last updated 9/19/2019