Thank you for your interest in MPA Watch!

Our program is not possible without the commitment of our dedicated volunteers. MPA Watch programs across the state of California are continually training a network of volunteers to monitor resource use inside and outside Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Volunteers are trained to identify onshore and offshore ocean activities and collect data on coastal and marine resource use.


Complete the below form to sign up as a MPA Watch Volunteer

Name *
Phone *
Please provide a phone number, trainings are dependent on beach conditions. If we have to cancel or change the training time, we need to call you.
Mailing Address *
Mailing Address
Let us know the training date you are interested in attending in the subject line.

volunteer requirements

Attend field training conducted by Marin MPA Watch (initial field training is three to four hours).

Love walking on the beach.  Volunteers must be physically able to walk two-five miles on the beach.

Ability to complete two surveys a month (four-hour time commitment with travel twice a month).

Enthusiasm for contributing to citizen-science!

By submitting your email information, you will be signed up to our Marin MPA Watch volunteer e-news letter.  Your information will not be traded, sold or published.  E-news letters contain links to upcoming trainings, volunteer updates and are submitted twice a month.  You can opt out of the emails at anytime.