MPA Watch Training


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

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. The information we collect will help government agencies and scientists interpret how successful our MPAs are at rebuilding fish populations, while also informing MPA management and enforcement.

Becoming an MPA Watch volunteer is easy and fun. Channelkeeper will be hosting a volunteer training workshop on Wednesday, January 18th at 6:30 pm at Bren 4016 (seminar room), UCSB. Pizza and drinks will be provided! Please RSVP for the workshop by email. Volunteers that complete 10 surveys will receive an exciting treat!