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Nature Collective is awarded grant for Marine Protected Area outreach, funded by Ocean Protection Council + Coastal Quest
Just like state and national parks that protect wildlife and habitats on land, marine protected areas conserve and restore wildlife and habitats in our ocean.
We are pleased to announce that Nature Collective has received a grant for Marine Protected Area (MPA) outreach, funded by Ocean Protection Council and Coastal Quest.
Our initiative is to build awareness about these very special places. We will connect these protected areas with the help of volunteer ambassadors who will lead virtual tours, and in-person events when COVID-19 restrictions lift.
These experiences will bring us to learn more about: Swami’s State Marine Conservation Area (Swami’s Beach, Cardiff State Beach, Seaside State Beach in Encinitas, CA) and San Elijo Lagoon State Marine Conservation Area (Annie’s Canyon Trail in Solana Beach, CA).
Upcoming virtual journeys will be announced soon!
Want to volunteer? Ambassadors are those of you who help inspire others to enjoy the amazing tidal zone discoveries. And, a deeper love and appreciation for special places relied upon by our coastal birds, fishes, mollusks, mammals, all wildlife and you!
For more information on ways to get involved as an ambassador, please CONTACT US. You can help make a difference in coastal protection and connection.
Coastal Quest announced 2020 funding awards of nearly $890,000 to 13 California organizations for the Marine Protected Area (MPA) Outreach and Education Small Grants Program. This grant provides support to organizations serving communities enthusiastic about greater access to the ocean and MPAs. The grant’s priorities are on increasing ocean stewardship, engagement, compliance and leadership. Funding for these projects is provided by Ocean Protection Council’s Once-Through Cooling (OTC) Interim Mitigation Fund, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and The Marisla Foundation.