Empowering California's Coastal Communities

in the stewardship of California’s marine protected areas

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We are a “network of networks” working together to steward California’s 124+  marine protected areas (MPAs).

Upcoming Events

California Fish and Game Commission: Wildlife Resources Committee Meeting

California Fish and Game Commission: Wildlife Resources Committee Meeting

January 13,2022, 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Meeting agenda and details can be found here: https://fgc.ca.gov/Meetings/2022 Event date and details are ...
San Mateo County MPA Collaborative Meeting

San Mateo County MPA Collaborative Meeting

January 28,2022, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please mark your calendars for a Collaborative meeting on January 28th from 10 am to 12 pm. Let us know if you ...
Santa Cruz County MPA Collaborative Meeting

Santa Cruz County MPA Collaborative Meeting

January 28,2022, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join a diverse group of marine protected area (MPA) stakeholders, community members, and ocean stewards in the ...
Pathways Workshop Series #2: Diversifying Community Engagement

Pathways Workshop Series #2: Diversifying Community Engagement

February 10,2022, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Marine Protected Area Collaborative Network is partnering with Just Communities Central Coast to create a ...
California Fish and Game Commission Meeting

California Fish and Game Commission Meeting

February 16,2022 All Day

Meeting agenda and details can be found here: https://fgc.ca.gov/Meetings/2022 Event date and details are ...
Ocean Protection Council Meeting

Ocean Protection Council Meeting

February 23,2022, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meeting agenda and details can be found here: https://www.opc.ca.gov/category/meetings/ Event date and details ...
Pathways Workshop Series #3: California Tribal Marine Interests

Pathways Workshop Series #3: California Tribal Marine Interests

March 3,2022, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Marine Protected Area Collaborative Network is partnering with Just Communities Central Coast to create a ...
Pathways Workshop Series #4: One Room, Many Voices Session 1

Pathways Workshop Series #4: One Room, Many Voices Session 1

March 22,2022, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Marine Protected Area Collaborative Network is partnering with Just Communities Central Coast to create a ...

New and Noteworthy

The Respect Wildlife Campaign: A collaborative effort to reduce human disturbance to California’s coastal wildlife

The Respect Wildlife Campaign: A collaborative effort to reduce human disturbance to California’s coastal wildlife

A form of nature-based tourism known as ecotourism is an immense and burgeoning industry (Bowker et al. 2012; ...
Commercial Lobster Fisherman Convicted Of Poaching In Marine Protected Area

Commercial Lobster Fisherman Convicted Of Poaching In Marine Protected Area

A five-month-long investigation on a commercial lobster poaching suspect concluded with a conviction in Los ...
Scripps-Rady Ocean Plastic Pollution Challenge & Key Findings

Scripps-Rady Ocean Plastic Pollution Challenge & Key Findings

Over the course of six months, four teams of diverse, dedicated advocates against marine debris around the globe ...
How can outdoor agencies and health care providers partner for a healthier California?

How can outdoor agencies and health care providers partner for a healthier California?

Content from Dr. Razani, researcher and pediatrician, via the Leaders for Outdoor Equity workshop ...
Summary – Meeting with State Agencies: Kelp Forests, Urchins, and Restoration – November 5, 2021

Summary – Meeting with State Agencies: Kelp Forests, Urchins, and Restoration – November 5, 2021

Meeting Notes Presenters: James Ray, California Department of Fish and Wildlife Note that Kristen Elsmore is the ...
UC Davis Team Seeking Input on Marine & Coastal Community & Citizen Science in CA

UC Davis Team Seeking Input on Marine & Coastal Community & Citizen Science in CA

A research team at the UC Davis Center for Community and Citizen Science needs your input!  They are working on a ...
NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries seeking applications for the Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries seeking applications for the Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

The NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries is seeking applications for the Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship ...
Hiring: San Mateo County Harbor District Deputy Harbormaster

Hiring: San Mateo County Harbor District Deputy Harbormaster

The San Mateo County Harbor District has a full-time employment opportunity with excellent benefits for a Deputy ...
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