Wild Coast MPA Watch Training
Dec 02, 2018
Community Service
Wild Coast MPA Watch Training

MPA Watch volunteers monitor human use of coastal and marine resources by walking on the beach, counting people, and recording observed activities. Take a walk on the beach and help conserve California's coastal and marine resources!

Our training is scheduled for Sunday, December 2nd from 10 to noon. We will meet at Moonlight Beach near the lifeguard station. Angela Kemsley will go over some background information about the program and then we will walk the survey site and practice collecting data.

There are several sections of beaches that can be surveyed: 4 sections in Encinitas, 2 in LaJolla and 1 in Imperial Beach. On December 2nd, we will work on the first section in Encinitas.

► Be prepared to walk about a mile and a half or so on the beach, so wear comfortable clothing, shoes, bring water, sunblock, etc. Angela will bring data sheets, clipboards, pens, etc.

About Wild Coast:

They are an international team that conserves coastal and marine ecosystems and wildlife.
They establish and manage protected areas, advocate for strong conservation policies, and work with communities to preserve healthy thriving oceans and wild coastlines.
From pristine coastlines and mangrove lagoons to remote islands and thriving coral reefs, they conserve some of the most globally important coastlines and marine ecosystems on the planet.