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The Santa Cruz Marine Protected Area Collaborative: Partnering with Parks and More

The Santa Cruz Marine Protected Area Collaborative: Partnering with Parks and More

The laid back, beachy vibe of the colorful coastal town of Santa Cruz conjures images of surfers gracefully riding ...
Crystal Cove Conservancy Launches Free Virtual MPA Exploration Curriculum

Crystal Cove Conservancy Launches Free Virtual MPA Exploration Curriculum

As part of the Marine Protected Area Outreach and Education Small Grants Program, the Crystal Cove Conservancy ...
Reflections and resources from the California Coastal Wildlife Disturbance Symposium 2020

Reflections and resources from the California Coastal Wildlife Disturbance Symposium 2020

Hear from attendees about their experience with the virtual symposium and scroll to the bottom for resources, ...
MPA Outreach and Education Small Grant Project Updates

MPA Outreach and Education Small Grant Project Updates

Augmented reality coloring pages, online docent trainings, and wildlife disturbance campaigns, oh my! ...
MPA Collaboratives partner with California Department of Fish & Wildlife for tidepool outreach

MPA Collaboratives partner with California Department of Fish & Wildlife for tidepool outreach

At the MPA Collaborative Network, we strive to elevate local community voices to the state level and to liaise ...
The California Marine Sanctuary Foundation provides and update on outreach efforts

The California Marine Sanctuary Foundation provides and update on outreach efforts

Content provided by CMSF.MPA Social Media Campaign UpdateHave you been participating in the MPA social media ...
MPA Compliance Initiative: 2020 Wrap-Up

MPA Compliance Initiative: 2020 Wrap-Up

The MPA Collaborative Network’s Compliance Initiative, supported by Ocean Protection Council (OPC) Once-Through ...
Join our Estuary Working Group!

Join our Estuary Working Group!

The MPA Collaborative Network has recently formed an Estuary Working Group (EWG) in response to expressed ...
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