Channelkeeper is looking for 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. 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. The MPA Volunteer Watch program is designed so that with only one training session, volunteers are able to contribute the data they have collected on human activity taking place within the MPAs. The MPA Volunteer Watch programs allows you to utilize the time you are spending in areas like Campus Point and Naples by additionally supporting the cause of the Marine Protected Areas. Volunteers can collect data by walking the beach, paddle boarding, or kayaking along the MPA. Becoming an MPA Watch volunteer is easy and fun. Channelkeeper hosts volunteer training workshops at our office on a regular basis. Please contact us for upcoming training dates. Snacks and drinks will be provided! If you want to attend a workshop or learn more about MPA Watch, please email or call us at 805.563.3377 ext. 4. Every MPA Watch volunteer will receive a free Channelkeeper t-shirt, and volunteers that complete 10 surveys will receive an additional exciting treat!
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