SURVEYS SUBMITTED BY MPA WATCH VOLUNTEERS TO DATE
Thank you for your interest in MPA Watch! Our program is not possible without the commitment of our dedicated volunteers. MPA Watch programs across the state of California are continually training a network of volunteers to monitor resource use inside and outside Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Volunteers are trained to identify onshore and offshore ocean activities and collect data on coastal and marine resource use.
The California MPA Watch program is implemented by different organizations throughout the state. For information regarding each of the participating programs, follow the links below. For questions regarding your local MPA Watch program, to find out more about an organization, or if you are interested in using our data — email the listed representative.
For general questions please contact the statewide coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Environmental Action Committee of West Marin works to protect and sustain the unique lands, waters, and biodiversity of West Marin through environmental advocacy, education, and engagement opportunities.
Morgan Patton, email@example.com
San Francisco County and Surrounding Areas
The Greater Farallones Association is dedicated to protecting Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary’s wildlife and habitats through the development of a diverse community of informed and active ocean stewards.
Kirsten Lindquist, firstname.lastname@example.org
California state parks
California State Parks mission is to provide for the health, inspiration, and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation.
Erika Delemarre, email@example.com
“MPA Watch allowed me to realize that as a citizen, I can do science and help protect our oceans.”
“I loved seeing and counting how many people utilize this sanctuary.”
“After doing MPA Watch, I was able to teach my friends and family about Marine Protected Areas and how to reduce ocean pollution by taking ‘3 for the Sea’ which means 3 pieces of trash each time we are at the beach. This helps stop trash from hurting sea animals.”
“MPA Watch is an incredible research opportunity that gives my student scientists real world science applications. They also gain ownership of Marine Protected Area ecosystems so that they can be advocates and stewards for MPAs.”