Other citizen science projects happening NOW in California!
California Coastkeeper Alliance:
CCKA unites 12 local Waterkeeper programs to fight for swimmable, fishable and drinkable water for California communities and ecosystems. CCKA and local Waterkeeper groups develop, implement and defend policies that meet the needs of California’s distinct communities and ecosystems. They involve the public by providing them with the tools and information needed to hold decision-makers accountable and to be effective local water stewards.
Visit http://www.cacoastkeeper.org/ to learn more.
MPA Watch Network –
There are a number of MPA Watch programs along the California coasts that are dedicated to conserving the natural environment, its resources, and the communities around them. These citizen science based programs encourage community action and participation by training their volunteers on how to accurately collect scientific data on coastal and marine resource use.
Southern California – http://www.healthebay.org/
Los Angeles Waterkeeper – https://lawaterkeeper.org/volunteer/
Montara Marine Reserve – http://www.fitzgeraldreserve.org/newffmrsite/volunteer/
Orange County Coastkeeper – http://www.coastkeeper.org/mpa-watch/
The Otter Project – http://www.otterproject.org/get-involved/volunteer/
San Diego Coastkeeper – http://www.sdcoastkeeper.org/act/volunteer-in-san-diego.html
WiLDCOAST – http://www.wildcoast.net/
California Academy of Sciences: The Academy is involved in several citizen science projects that directly contributes to ongoing research for the Academy researchers. Learn more and participate in their biodiversity surveys on the MT. Tamalpais Watershed, in the intertidal zone at Pillar Point and throughout the San Francisco Bay. To learn more visit: http://www.calacademy.org/science/citizen_science/