Help in a beach cleanup at Westward Beach 12:30 PM, go on a guided Nature Walk along Point Dume State Marine Reserve at 1:00 PM, and come to our education booth for free maps and a canvas tote bag. Afterwards, enjoy same-day FREE admission at our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.
Just as parks on land are established to preserve and protect wildlife, MPAs will help protect underwater marine resources like fish and kelp forests for future generations to enjoy. Plans set forth by the Marine Life Protection Act of 1999 called for a network of MPAs along the California coast. These new Southern California MPAs help complete the network as they join other MPAs in Central and Northern California.