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November 26, 2012

MPA Watch Program Training November 28

Become a MPA Watch Program Volunteer!

Southern California’s Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)went into effect January 1st, 2012, and we need strong community support in order to ensure their success.  If you like to walk on the beach, people watch, and are interested in supporting marine conservation, then this is the perfect volunteer activity for you! 

Join WiLDCOAST’s new citizen-science data collection program called “MPA Watch” to be part of the effort to succeed in the long-term success of the newly establish MPA network in San Diego County.   

To learn more about MPA Watch click here.

When: WednesdayNovember 28 and Saturday, December 1

November 28 - Class Training 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. (snacks provided, bring your own bottle)

      Tijuana Estuary Training Center - 310 Caspian Way, Imperial Beach CA 91932

December 1 - Field Training Beach 10 a.m. – Noon

      Tijuana River Mouth State Marine Conservation Area (End of Seacoast drive, Imperial Beach)

MPA Watch Volunteer Requirements

·       Volunteers must be at least 15 years of age

·       Ability to hike outdoors at the beach for about 1 hour

·       Volunteers must attend the trainings (one in the classroom, and one in the field)

If you are attending the training of for more information please email Diane Castaneda at diane@wildcoast. To learn more about MPA Watch and Marine Protected Areas please visit our website at