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  • The participatants and winners of the Bluebelt’s annual Photo Contest win cool prizes each year when we commemorate our marine reserves and honor Underwater Parks Day.
  • KelpFest Laguna is always a great success! Plan on joining us next Spring. More Info
  • James Pribram was honored as the 2015 California’s Cox Conserves Hero for his work on the Eco-Warrior Foundation More Info
  • MacGillivray-Freeman Films launched One World Ocean campaign to educate people on the need for marine reserves More Info
  • Congratulations to Wyland for his new film on sharks, “This Is Your Ocean,” that premiered at the Newport Beach Film Festival. Drop by his Gallery in Laguna and thank him for supporting our marine reserves.
  • Famed “Halibut Derby” scales back fishing contest admitting concerns over depletion of fishing stock. The cause may be the fishing contest itself. More Info

    Take Action! Support and Participate in Ongoing Events

  • Become part of the MPA Watch sponsored by our Coalition partner, OC Coastkeeper. Help us monitor our new reserves and provide much needed information to local agencies. More Info
  • Let the FDA know you want sustainable, healthy seafood that is safe, legal and properly labeled More Info
  • A natural watershed and open space impact the health and vitality of the ocean by reducing runoff. Signatures are being gathered to support a ballot initiative to preserve remaining open space parcels in Laguna. A $20 million fund would be created by a monthly $10 parcel tax and overseen by our City Council and a citizen committee. More Info
  • Eat sustainable sea food at Sorrento Grill and other local restaurants participating in the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Sea Food for the Future program and receive free tickets to the Aquarium. Or read more about sustainable choices at the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Sea Food Watch program. Site
  • Beach CleanUp with ZeroTrash (First Saturdays) Site or with South County Chapter of Surfrider Site
  • Tide Pool Docent Traning and Shorebird Survey with Laguna Ocean Foundation More Info
  • Reduce Urban Runoff through South Coast Water District Aliso Project Site
  • Summer Diversion with City of Laguna Beach and MiOcean