A research team at the UC Davis Center for Community and Citizen Science needs your input!  They are working on a project to understand the breadth of community and citizen science (CCS) projects related to marine and coastal issues throughout California. If you have organized or overseen aspects of an ongoing or past project that engages or engaged members of the public in scientific monitoring activities, collecting data, interpreting results, and/or impacting management or basic research, they want to hear from you!  Please follow this link to complete a brief (10 to 15 mins) online survey to share about your projects. The results of this survey will provide basic information about CCS efforts across the state and help agencies such as the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), California Ocean Protection Council (OPC), and the California Fish and Game Commission better understand the current state of CCS in contributing to marine and coastal monitoring and management.If you have any questions about the survey or overall project, please contact Dr. Todd Harwell (taharwell@ucdavis.edu) or Dr. Ryan Meyer (rmmeyer@ucdavis.edu) with the UC Davis Center for Community and Citizen Science. Please submit your survey response(s) by November 15, 2021, and feel free to share this message and survey with other relevant contacts, projects, or organizations in your personal network.  Thank you for your contributions to understanding and highlighting the value of CCS in protecting California’s marine life and coast!

The research team has reached out to the following groups so far. Is your project missing or do you know of a project that isn’t listed? Please take and help share the survey!

Organization Project
American Cetacean Society Gray Whale Census and Behavior Project – LA Chapter
Aquarium of the Pacific Community Science Programs
Audubon Canyon Ranch The Heron and Egret Project
Audubon Canyon Ranch Tomales Bay Shorebird Monitoring
Audubon Canyon Ranch Tomales Bay Waterbird Monitoring
Cabrillo National Monument Natural Resources Monitoring Volunteers
Cabrillo National Monument Tidepool Protection Education and Restoration Program (TPERP)
California Coastal Commission California King Tides Project
California Department of Public Health Marine Biotoxin Monitoring Program
California Department of Public Health Phytoplankton Monitoring Program
California Marine Sanctuary Foundation First Flush
Cascadia Research Collective Humpback and Blue Whale Photo IDs
Center for Marine Biodiversity & Conservation La Jolla Fishes
CitSci.org Citizen Kelp
COASST (Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team) Beached Bird Surveys
Crystal Cove Conservancy Volunteer Monitoring and Surveying
CSU – Monterey Bay Return of the Natives
Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve Volunteer Monitoring and Research
Giant Giant Kelp Restoration Project Central California Urchin Removal and Kelp Restoration
Golden Gate Audubon Beach Cleanups and Snowy Plover Monitoring
Gray Whales Count Gray Whales Count
Greater Farallones Association Bolinas Lagoon Restoration – Green Crab Removal
Greater Farallones Association Bolinas Lagoon Restoration – Kent Island Restoration
Greater Farallones Association Marine Debris Program
Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary White Shark Stewardship Monitoring Program
Heal the Bay Adopt-A-Beach
Los Angeles Audubon Society Snowy Plover and Least Tern Program
Los Angeles Waterkeeper Community Water Watch
Los Angeles Waterkeeper Creeks 2 Coast Cleanup Challenge
MARINe Seastar Wasting Project
Marine Life Studies Whale Monitoring Program
Mendocino Coast Audubon Society Save Our Shorebirds Surveying
MERITO Foundation Field Studies and Citizen Science
Monterey Audubon Society Share Our Shores Monitoring
Morro Bay National Estuary Program CrowdHydrology
Morro Bay National Estuary Program Record the Rain
Morro Bay National Estuary Program Trash Tracker
Morro Coast Audubon Society Christmas Bird Counts
Morro Coast Audubon Society Shorebird Count Surveying
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories BeachCOMBERS (Coastal Ocean Mammal and Bird Education and Research Surveys)
National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science National Phytoplankton Monitoring Network
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Taking it to the Streets: Urban Neighborhood Trash Monitoring and Education
Noyo Center Help the Kelp Bull Kelp Recovery Program
Ocean Conservancy Cleanswell App
Ocean Conservancy International Coastal Cleanup
Ocean Conservancy Project AWARE Underwater cleanups
Ocean Sanctuaries Sevengill Shark Identification
Ocean Sanctuaries Sharks of California
Ocean Sanctuaries Tide Pool Project
Ocean Sanctuaries Yukon Marine Life Survey
Orange County Coast Keeper Cleanup OC
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History California Central Coast Black Oystercatcher Monitoring Project
Pepperdine University Grunion Greeters
Point Blue Conservation Science Migratory Shorebird Project
Point Blue Conservation Science Pacific Flyway Shorebird Survey
Point Blue Conservation Science Snowy Plover Mud Stomp
Point Blue Conservation Science Soundscapes to Landscapes
Point Blue Conservation Science Whale Alert-West Coast
Point Blue Conservation Science STRAW (Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed)
Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) Annual Subtidal Monitoring in MBNMS
Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) Invertebrate and Algae Monitoring Programs
San Diego Audubon Society Least Tern and Snowy Plover Volunteer Program
Santa Barbara Audubon Society Snowy Plover Docent Program
Santa Barbara Channel Keeper Trash Clean Ups
Santa Barbara Channel Keeper Watershed Brigade
Save Our Shores Sanctuary Stewards
Sea and Sage Audubon Society Least Tern and Snowy Plover Monitoring Project
Southern California Marine Institute (CSULB) Environmental Monitoring Program
Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods Seabird and Pinniped Monitoring
SURFPERCH MONITORING Volunteer Fish Survey Project
Surfrider Foundation Blue Water Task Force
Surfrider Foundation Beach Cleanups
The Marine Mammal Center Volunteer Monitoring
West Marin Environmental Action Committee Marin County Coastal Clean Up Day
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