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.

Recent Projects

San Mateo MPA Videos:

The San Mateo MPA Collaborative created a new video 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.

Past Projects

Tidepooling Rules:

Collaborative members have worked to define local tidepooling regulations at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, hosted a strategic planning session, and worked with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to design an informational kiosk for Pillar Point Harbor is used to educate anglers and boaters about MPA and fishing regulations.

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.

Brochure: MPAs in San Mateo County (.pdf)


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.

MPAs Key Phrases Translations (.pdf)


San MateoMPA Collaborative Leadership Team

Rebecca Johnson

San Mateo MPA Collaborative Co-Chair


Citizen Science Lead,
California Academy of Sciences

Laurel Finnegan

MPA Collaborative Co-Chair


Park Ranger,
San Mateo County

Fiscal Sponsors

California Academy of Sciences

This page was last updated on March 28, 2019