Empowering California's Coastal Communities

in the stewardship of California’s marine protected areas

MPA Collaborative Network COVID-19 Response

The health and wellbeing of all MPA Collaborative Network members and partners is of the utmost importance to us. Therefore, following CDC recommendations of social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Collaborative Network events will primarily be held using virtual video conference technology.

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New and Noteworthy

MPA Collaborative Network Leadership Workshop and the Trident ROV

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.** This March Co-chair for the Golden Gate ...

MPA Collaborative Small Grants Projects

Collaborative Project(s) Project Descriptions Del Norte Expansion of MPA Watch to the North Coast Development

Volunteer for Native Oyster Restoration in Richardson Bay!

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> Come help the Smithsonian and the Audubon
Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Gerstle Cove State Marine Reserve

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Gerstle Cove State Marine Reserve

The northward path across the Golden Gate Bridge leads away from the bustle of the Bay Area, past the headlands and
Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Laguna Beach State Marine Reserve and State Marine Conservation Area

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Laguna Beach State Marine Reserve and State Marine Conservation Area

The idyllic shoreline of Laguna Beach is made up of rocky headlands with towering cliffs, sandy beaches and a ...
Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Van Damme State Marine Conservation Area

Exploring California’s Marine Protected Areas: Van Damme State Marine Conservation Area

Located on the northern California coast just south of the town of Mendocino, Van Damme State Marine Conservation ...

Many Thanks to the North Coast Ocean Community!

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> As the North Coast MPA baseline ...

Explore California’s State Fisheries: New interactive data-visualization tool provides opportunity to explore fisheries data

**This blog entry orginally appeared on the website oceanspaces.org.**/p> The first of its kind in California, we ...

What is the MPA Collaborative Network?

We are a network of…

600+ members

385 represented organizations

14 Collaboratives

…working together to steward California’s 124+ marine protected areas (MPAs)

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The Collaborative Network provides structure for addressing local ocean management needs.