Celebrating Success: California’s MPAs at one year

It’s been one year since California launched it’s statewide network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), and Ocean Conservancy is celebrating the occasion by highlighting all the great opportunities MPAs provide for outdoor fun. Whether you’re in the water or on the coast, the protection MPAs offer can mean cleaner beaches, more wildlife, and expanded recreational and business opportunities.  While it was a grueling process to get the network in place, California is a shining example of the power of public participation in government. Let’s celebrate!