MPA Watch: A Citizen Action Network for Healthy Oceans

The Otter Project is recruiting volunteers for MPA Watch. Our next training is Saturday, May 7th from 10am-2pm at 615 Abrego St. in Monterey.

What is MPA watch?

It’s new program coordinated by The Otter Project. The program trains citizen volunteers to monitor resource use in and around MPAs. Data will be collected and analyzed to answer the following questions:

  • Are certain activities increasing around MPAs (i.e. increased wildlife viewing, diving, etc.)?
  • Are regulations being followed?
  • What are the threats and benefits of MPA use?

Answering these questions can help managers and stakeholders tailor enforcement and outreach efforts.

For more information contact the Otter Project at

You can sign up at their volunteer website