Help Monitor Local Marine Protected Areas

Attend a training workshop to learn about and help monitor our Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) as part of Channelkeeper’s MPA Watch Program.

Santa Barbara’s Channelkeeper needs volunteers to help us record and track human activities in and adjacent to Santa Barbara’s Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) through our MPA Watch program at Campus Point, Naples and Gaviota State Beach. MPA Watch volunteers observe and collect unbiased data on coastal and marine resource use, which provides important information to understand how people are using the newly established marine protected areas (MPAs) and to help inform MPA management.

Becoming an MPA Watch volunteer is easy and fun. Channelkeeper will be hosting a volunteer training workshop on Thursday, January 24th at 6:30 pm at the ES Seminar room in Bren Hall (4th floor (4L), room 4016) at UCSB.

Pizza and drinks will be provided!  The training will last approximately1.5 hours.  Please RSVP for the workshop by email.