With 2,000 trained volunteers and over 28,000 surveys collected to date, this statewide program leverages the power of community science to drive positive change.Download Brochure
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO COVID-19 REGULATIONS WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING NEW VOLUNTEERS AT THIS TIME.
MPA Watch is a network of programs that support healthy oceans through community science by collecting human use data in and around our protected areas.
MPA Watch trains volunteers to observe and collect data on human uses of coastal and marine resources both inside and outside of marine protected areas (MPAs). Volunteers use standardized protocols to collect relevant, scientifically rigorous, and broadly accessible data.
WILDCOAST is a certified MPA Watch partner in San Diego County, California.