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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. 

Bilingual MPA Coloring Book

The Monterey MPA Collaborative has developed a bilingual coloring book featuring species likely to benefit from MPAs. The coloring book was printed and distributed at events and other venues where consumptive and non-consumptive users enter the MPA areas. The first version of the coloring book was completed and distributed in 2018. An updated version of the coloring book was completed in 2021 that includes new graphics, additional pages, and QuiverVision 3D augmented reality coloring pages with associated interactive experiences! The coloring book is freely available to download in our Project Library. 

MPA Outreach Toolkits

With coordination from the California Marine Sanctuary Foundation, the Monterey MPA Collaborative has developed MPA Outreach Toolkits which feature updated area brochures and laminated maps.

MPA Ambassador Program

Members have worked to incorporate marine protected area outreach and provide continued support to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary’s Bay Net and Team OCEAN Volunteer Programs and helped create a State Parks PORTS Program highlighting Point Lobos MPAs.

MPA Outreach Assessment

The collaborative worked with CSU Monterey Bay students to engage and educate local dive shops on MPAs, surveying them on best approaches for education and establishing a baseline of knowledge regarding MPAs.

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