February 2017

Dear Collaborative Members,
Happy New Year! We're reaching out to bring your attention to a couple of projects - one ongoing and one upcoming. 

Please let us know if you have any interest in getting involved!

MPA Signage Project

You should have received a separate email from us regarding another round of MPA signage that's forthcoming. If you haven't already done so, please take a few minutes to fill out any signage needs for your area by completing this survey . In addition, we will be hosting a webinar on February 9th from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm to introduce the project and let you know of various ways you can get involved. To register, please visit this link .

MPA Geocaches

A couple of years ago we launched a geocaching program in the central coast to bring attention to the State's MPAs by hiding geocaches in adjacent land-based locations. Each geocache contains a map of the local MPA with some fun facts, "Celebrate California's MP
As" fish magnets for the taking, and a log book for visitors to sign. As the program demonstrated success, we then expanded it statewide and it now include 25 geocaches. This project has proven to be a "big bang for your buck"; however, from time to time, some ongoing maintenance is r equired to replace lost geocaches or replenish supplies of the cache box. As many of these caches are outside of our immediate geographic area, we'd like to request the help of Collaborative members to aid in maintenance of those in your area. In addition, we welcome suggestions for additional areas that may be good to hide
a geocache. Funding is available to replenish existing caches and support new ones. 

Please see the list below for existing caches and this PDF, which highlights this program and its successes.  Please reach out to us if you're interested in helping out with any of these caches or want to suggest a new location.

Del Norte 
* Castle Rock Pull-Out
* Crescent City Visitors Center


* Ten Mile Pull-Out
* Mackerricher
* Point Cabrillo
* Big River
* Navarro River
* Point Arena Cove
* Schooner Gulch/Saunders Reef

* Russian River/Jenner
* Bodega Dunes Boardwalk
*Fisk Mill

Golden Gate

San Mateo
* Greyhound Rock

Santa Cruz
* Natural Bridges
* Santa Cruz Wharf
* Sanctuary Exploration Center
* Santa Cruz Harbor 

* Elkhorn Slough
* Point Pinos
* Point Lobos
* Point Sur
* Big Creek

San Luis Obispo
* Point Buchon

Santa Barbara

Los Angeles
* Point Dume



San Diego
* Swami's

California Marine Sanctuary Foundation
99 Pacific Street, Building 455
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 647- 4209