A decade after California first established a network of protected areas for its marine ecosystems, Environment California is looking ahead to an even brighter conservation future.
On Nov. 1, Environment California joined state officials and the National Resources Defense Council at the Matlahuayl State Marine Reserve in La Jolla to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the establishment of the state’s marine reserve network. Covering 13% of state waters, this network comprises 124 Marine Protected Areas and spans the California coastline. Next, the California state government plans to review the marine reserve network, with an eye toward launching the plan to help protect 30% of our country’s lands and waters by 2030.
Long a supporter of conservation and the “30 x ’30” plan, Environment California welcomed the opportunity to highlight the value that habitat conservation has provided to our state.