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Become a MPA Watch Program Volunteer in La Jolla

February 08, 2014

Spent your Saturday Morning at the Beach!
In the next installment of our MPA Watch training series, volunteers will spend the morning with San Diego Coastkeeper and Wildcoast staff, learning how to take a transect survey of La Jolla's spectacular marine protected areas.  
Training is on-site in La Jolla, and lasts approximately three hours, including a sample survey.  Volunteers will learn about the history and importance of MPAs in San Diego, how to use an MPA Watch data sheet, and why human-use surveys are so important to building our knowledge about how MPAs impact the areas they protect.  Once trained, volunteers are able to conduct surveys whenever they are able, so the schedule is flexible.
Data collection is done following state-wide methods and protocols, and all information will be used in the future assessment of our MPAs in San Diego and is helpful in understanding how human use has changed since their implementation. 

Date: Saturday, February 8

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Location: Sumner Auditorium, Scripps Institute of Oceanography 

Please sign in by emailing Kristin Kuhn at or log in to San Diego's Coastkeeper's website.