MPA Watch

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.

Beach Watch is a certified MPA Watch partner in coastal central California.

 Visit the MPA Watch website.