For the Press

This page is a resource for reporters covering the Marine Life Protection Act Initiative process. For general press inquiries, contact Nicole Lampe, 415-341-4521. She can put you in touch with people working to create marine protected areas in your local media market, scientists, and other ocean experts. 


News Coverage

Read in-depth articles and opinion pieces on our news page.


Press Kits and Fact Sheets

Please download a press packet for the latest information on southern California's soon to be implemented network of marine protected areas, and in depth information on the MPAs that dot the coast between Santa Barbara and Mendocino.

South Coast Press Kit
South Coast Detail Maps
Central California's Marine Protected Areas Fact Sheet
Map of North Central Coast Marine Protected Areas
Map of Central California's Marine Protected Areas
North Coast Community Plan


South Coast Contacts

Santa Barbara:

Greg Helms
Ecosystem Program Coordinator, Southern California, Ocean Conservancy
Tel. 805-687-2322

Michael Sheehy
Marine Conservation Coordinator, Santa Barbara Channelkeeper (MPA Watch)
Tel. 805-637-8730

Los Angeles:

Sarah Sikich
Staff Scientist, Heal the Bay (MPA Watch)
Tel. 310-451-1500

Orange County:

Ray Hiemstra
Associate Director of Programs, Orange County Coastkeeper
Tel. 714-850-1965

San Diego:

Stefanie Sekich-Quinn
California Policy Manager
619-807-0551


North Coast Contact

Jennifer Savage 
North Coast Coordinator, Ocean Conservancy
707-477-8283


Central Coast Contact

Brad Hunt
Program Manager, The Otter Project (MPA Watch)
831-646-8837 x115


North Central Coast Contact

Bob Breen
Naturalist, Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
650-728-9177