The Catalina Island Collaborative is focused on raising awareness about the Island’s nine marine protected areas amongst residents and visitors.
Education & Outreach Resources
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MPA Community Compliance Forum
The MPA Collaborative Network held Community Compliance Forums for each coastal county as part of a multi-year Compliance Initiative funded by the Ocean Protection Council. The Forums provided space for local stakeholders to voice their MPA, ocean, and coastal compliance concerns and brainstorm ideas to address those concerns.
Catalina MPA Signage
Collaborative members created a unique regulatory signage template based on other South Coast signage that is both informative and aesthetically pleasing.
MPA Outreach Materials
The Catalina Collaborative updated and reprinted previously created Catalina MPA brochures and adapted artwork into new posters for display at Catalina Island’s businesses, non-profit organizations, and public agencies. These materials will be viewable by Catalina Island residents and their 1 million-plus visitors.
MPA Speaker Series
The Catalina and Los Angeles Collaboratives developed a MPA speakers’ training program that trains speakers as ambassadors to communicate with the general public and priority boating, angling and diving communities. A presentation was provided to target groups that would benefit from greater MPA awareness and understanding at the MPA Symposium held on Catalina Island.
MPA Training for Catalina Educators
The Catalina Collaborative, in conjunction with the Los Angeles Collaborative, held a special day of training for environmental educators that work for outdoor camps and other educational institutions who work on and off the Island. The one-day Catalina MPA Symposium at the USC Wrigley Marine Science Center in Two Harbors provided educators with an opportunity to test out a new MPA Speakers Series and discuss ways to integrate MPA education into their daily operations.
Catalina Island MPA Collaborative Leadership Team
Catalina MPA Collaborative Co-Chair
Catalina Island MPA Collaborative Members
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Avalon Harbor Master
Boy Scouts of America at Cherry Valley and Emerald Bay
Catalina Environmental Leadership Program
Catalina Island Conservancy
Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce
Catalina Island Marine Institute
Department of Defense
Descanso Beach Ocean Sports
LA County Lifeguards
LA County Sheriff
Marine Animal Rescue
Mountain and Sea Adventures
Pennington Marine Science Center
USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies
USC Sea Grant