Citizen Science for Stewardship of Coastal and Ocean Resources
Volunteers have submitted 16782 surveys to date.
The California MPA Watch program is implemented by ten 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, or to find out more about an organization, email the listed representative.
The Bay Foundation works to restore and enhance Santa Monica Bay through actions and partnerships that improve water quality, conserve and rehabilitate natural resources, and protect the bay's benefits and values.
The California Academy of Science is a renowned scientific and educational institution, dedicated to exploring, explaining, and sustaining life on Earth.
The Farallones Marine Sanctuary 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, email@example.com
Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit dedicated to making the coastal water and watersheds of Greater Los Angeles safe, healthy and clean.
Founded in 1993, Los Angeles Waterkeeper's mission is to protect and restore Santa Monica Bay, San Pedro Bay, and adjacent waters through enforcement, fieldwork, and community action
Michael Quill, firstname.lastname@example.org
Orange County Coastkeeper
- Orange County
The mission of Orange County Coastkeeper is to protect and promote water resources that are swimmable, drinkable, fishable, and sustainable
Ray Hiemstra, email@example.com
The Otter Project protects our watersheds and coastal oceans for the benefit of California sea otters and humans through science-based policy and advocacy
Hannah Francis, firstname.lastname@example.org
Santa Barbara Channelkeeper's mission is to protect and restore the Santa Barbara Channel and its watersheds through science-based advocacy, education, field work and enforcement
Penny Owens, email@example.com
The Environmental Action Committee of West Marin is dedicated to the protection and appreciation of West Marin's wild lands, wildlife, wilderness, watersheds, and rural character
Morgan Patton, firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more about the California Ocean Science Trust’s work on MPA Watch technical coordination, contact Leila Sievanen and Ryan Meyer, email@example.com