MPA Watch Training

Sign up for Coastkeeper MPA Watch!

Volunteers can sign up with Orange County Coastkeeper and will be assigned to a specific area for observation. You will be trained in proper monitoring methods and given information about your site location as well as directions to the area and beach access locations especially for the smaller neighborhood beaches. Once you arrive at the locations with the provided materials, usually data collection sheets, you can get to work.

Click HERE for Volunteer form

Click HERE for MPA DataSheet

Through classroom and field trainings, volunteers learn about MPA science, local marine resources, the MLPA process, MPA locations, allowed uses, identification of common human use activities, and existing MPA monitoring efforts. After training, volunteers are provided with monitoring data sheets which serve as tracking mechanisms for human uses, e.g. clipboards, binoculars and other tools for conducting surveys. The activities monitored include consumptive (e.g. recreational and commercial shore-based and ocean-based fishing activities) and non-consumptive (e.g. kayaking, surfing, scuba diving, stand-up paddling, and wildlife viewing and beach-going) uses.

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December 14, 2014 at 1pm - 4pm
Heisler Park in Laguna Beach
Ray Hiemstra ·

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