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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

Ocean Protection Council Meeting

Ocean Protection Council Meeting

December 7,2021, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The CA Ocean Protection Council posts their agenda, meeting location and a webcast to their meetings page on their ...
California Coastal Commission Meeting

California Coastal Commission Meeting

December 14,2021 All Day

Commission meetings occur once a month in different locations within California to facilitate public ...
Fish and Game Commission: Tribal Committee Meeting

Fish and Game Commission: Tribal Committee Meeting

December 14,2021 All Day

All meetings are open to the public. All meeting information, including location, time and agenda can be found ...
Fish and Game Commission Meeting (Dec. 15 & 16)

Fish and Game Commission Meeting (Dec. 15 & 16)

December 15,2021 All Day

All meetings are open to the public. All meeting information, including location, time and agenda can be found ...
Monterey County MPA Collaborative Meeting

Monterey County MPA Collaborative Meeting

December 16,2021, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Please save the date for our last meeting of the year on December 16 from 1 - 3 pm. This meeting will only be ...

New and Noteworthy

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 ...
The Catalyst – MPA Special Edition: Newsletter for Interpretation in California State Parks

The Catalyst – MPA Special Edition: Newsletter for Interpretation in California State Parks

Just as California’s State Parks protect the state’s most valued natural and cultural resources, mostly on land, ...
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 ...
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