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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 Tribes and Seaweed

California Tribes and Seaweed

October 24,2021, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

California Tribes and Seaweed - livestreaming on Youtube California Seaweed Festival Channel.
MPA Decadal Management Review Community Meeting – Non-Consumptive users

MPA Decadal Management Review Community Meeting – Non-Consumptive users

November 3,2021, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Examples of non-consumptive users: recreational users, scuba divers, photographers, non-governmental ...
MPA Decadal Management Review Community Meeting – Governance partners

MPA Decadal Management Review Community Meeting – Governance partners

November 4,2021, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Examples of governance partners: city, county, state, and federal managementMore information on CDFW's website ...
California Clean Boating Network – Boating Topics that Matter to You Virtual Meeting

California Clean Boating Network – Boating Topics that Matter to You Virtual Meeting

November 4,2021, 10:00 am - 12:15 pm

Register here: https://ports-ca.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0lduuvqDgrGN2YszAs621iYRbB7X_RKttD Ahoy California ...
2021 Mendocino Coast Purple Urchin Festival

2021 Mendocino Coast Purple Urchin Festival

November 5,2021 All Day

MPA Collaborative Network Meeting with State Agency Representatives Regarding Kelp Forests, Urchins, and Restoration

MPA Collaborative Network Meeting with State Agency Representatives Regarding Kelp Forests, Urchins, and Restoration

November 5,2021, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Register in advance for this ...
Fish and Game Commission: Marine Resources Committee Meeting

Fish and Game Commission: Marine Resources Committee Meeting

November 9,2021 All Day

All meetings are open to the public. All meeting information, including location, time and agenda can be found ...
7th Annual California Coastal Wildlife Disturbance Symposium (Nov. 9 – 10)

7th Annual California Coastal Wildlife Disturbance Symposium (Nov. 9 – 10)

November 9,2021 All Day

New and Noteworthy

MPA Collaborative Network Fall 2021 Newsletter

MPA Collaborative Network Fall 2021 Newsletter

The MPA Collaborative Network Quarterly Bulletin brings you California MPA news from local MPA Collaboratives, ...
Going to the Coast? Bring Some Respect!

Going to the Coast? Bring Some Respect!

Spending a day at the coast is an amazing way to recharge, spend time with friends and have fun! Outdoor ...
MPA Watch announces new statewide coordinator

MPA Watch announces new statewide coordinator

Content provided by MPA WatchMPA Watch is excited to announce that we have a new statewide coordinator, Lisa ...
Taking a local look: Updates from Collaborative members Fall 2021

Taking a local look: Updates from Collaborative members Fall 2021

Fun Tip for Inclusive Docenting Craig Noke, a Monterey MPA Collaborative Member and volunteer extraordinaire, can ...
Ocean Protection Council approves two projects designed to benefit California’s MPA network

Ocean Protection Council approves two projects designed to benefit California’s MPA network

Content provided by our partners at the Ocean Protection Council On September 14, the Ocean Protection Council ...
Get Involved: MPA Decadal Management Review

Get Involved: MPA Decadal Management Review

A special edition MPA Collaborative Network newsletter highlighting the upcoming MPA Decadal Management Review, ...
MPA Compliance Initiative Update – Fall 2021

MPA Compliance Initiative Update – Fall 2021

The MPA Collaborative Network’s Compliance Initiative, supported by Ocean Protection Council (OPC) Once-Through ...
Bring MPAs to life with bilingual coloring and activity books featuring augmented reality experiences

Bring MPAs to life with bilingual coloring and activity books featuring augmented reality experiences

The Marine Protected Area (MPA) Bilingual Coloring and Activity Books are great fun for kids of all ages (yes, ...
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