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by janfreiwald
Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: RCCA-Certified Divers
Topic: Reef Check California 5 Year Data Release
Replies: 0
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Reef Check California 5 Year Data Release

Dear Reef Checkers, We are happy to announce that Reef Check California has just released its latest data update. Our database now contains all of RCCA’s data from 5 years of subtidal community surveys at 73 sites ranging from San Diego in the south to Humboldt County in the north. After a substanti...
by janfreiwald
Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: 2011 Archive
Topic: We want to hear from you - short survey here!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 2251

We want to hear from you - short survey here!!!

Hi Reef Checkers, Every year we try to improve our program and in order to do so we need yout input. Please take a few moments to fill our 2010 end of year volunteer survey. Let us know what you think about our program. The 2010 volunteer survey is up at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RCCA_survey W...
by janfreiwald
Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: 2010 Archive
Topic: Sat, Jan 29th, 2011- Volunteer Appreciation Party at MBA!
Replies: 34
Views: 23325

Re: Sat, Jan 29th, 2011- Volunteer Appreciation Party at MBA!

Thank you everybody for coming. I had a great time seeing you all and it was fun to hang out and chat. What a great team!!! I can’t wait to get in the water again and survey with all of you. I wanted to thank Megan again for organizing this and of course all of you for showing up and everything you ...
by janfreiwald
Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: RCCA General Topics
Topic: Fish and Game Commison approves MPAs for Southern California
Replies: 0
Views: 13076

Fish and Game Commison approves MPAs for Southern California

California Department of Fish and Game News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 15, 2010 Contacts: Adrianna Shea, Fish and Game Commission, (916) 508-5262 Jordan Traverso, DFG Communications, (916) 654-9937 California Fish and Game Commission Gives Final Approval for South Coast Marine Protecte...
by janfreiwald
Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:10 am
Forum: 2010 Archive
Topic: Nor Cal - Oct 9-10- Sonoma Survey Extravaganza! SUCCESS!
Replies: 25
Views: 18091

Re: Nor Cal - Oct 9-10- Sonoma Survey and Camping Extravaganza!

We had a great weekend on our annual Sonoma camp-out extravaganza this year!!! We meet on Friday night and were ready to hit the water early on Saturday. With the 20+ Reef Checkers that came and camped at the Dairy Barn at Stillwater Cove Ranch we were able to complete three sites on Saturday. We ha...
by janfreiwald
Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: RCCA General Topics
Topic: Education re only Southern CA mainland harbor seal rookery
Replies: 5
Views: 17975

Re: Education re only Southern CA mainland harbor seal rookery

We know where our divers do the Reef Check surveys and where they enter and leave the water. They do not use Casa Beach to do surveys. However, once a final decision has been made about the boundaries of the new MPAs in SoCal, and if the current La Jolla Ecological Reserve is enlarged, we do hope to...
by janfreiwald
Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: RCCA General Topics
Topic: Education re only Southern CA mainland harbor seal rookery
Replies: 5
Views: 17975

Re: Education re only Southern CA mainland harbor seal rookery

It is great to educate divers about the need to be aware of the marine life around them and how to interact or not to interact with it. As mentioned in your previous post only a few divers are insisting on using Casa Beach. Since it was posted on our forum, I wanted to clarify that these are not Ree...
by janfreiwald
Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: RCCA General Topics
Topic: Education re only Southern CA mainland harbor seal rookery
Replies: 5
Views: 17975

Re: Education re only Southern CA mainland harbor seal rookery

In response to the re-posting of the above regarding Casa Beach I am reposting RCCA’s response to the issue when it was first brought up on the forum in 2008. Our position has not changed since then and we are not aware of RCCA divers using this as an entry or exit point when doing Reef Check survey...
by janfreiwald
Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: RCCA General Topics
Topic: proposals by the MLPA North Coast Regional Stakehoders
Replies: 0
Views: 13356

proposals by the MLPA North Coast Regional Stakehoders

California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative Announcement What: Round 2 draft marine protected area (MPA) proposals developed by the MLPA North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group (NCRSG) When: Now available! Where: On the MLPA website at http://www.dfg.ca.gov/mlpa/mpaproposals_nc.asp. The availabl...
by janfreiwald
Mon May 24, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: 2010 Archive
Topic: Introducing Narineh Nazarian
Replies: 4
Views: 2861

Introducing Narineh Nazarian

Narineh Nazarian joined Reef Check California this month to work with us in the north central region of the MLPA initiative from Point Arena to Bodega Bay where we are involved in the baseline monitoring of the new MPAs that were established on May 1st. Narineh moved across the country to return to ...
by janfreiwald
Mon May 10, 2010 10:01 am
Forum: RCCA General Topics
Topic: MLPA Goal 3 draft guidelines available for comment
Replies: 0
Views: 13439

MLPA Goal 3 draft guidelines available for comment

From: Melissa Miller-Henson Sent: Monday, April 26, 2010 9:19 PM To: 'MLPAInitiative@lists.resources.ca.gov' Subject: MLPA Goal 3 draft guidelines available for review and comment California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative Announcement Who: Interested members of the public What: Invitation to ...
by janfreiwald
Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: RCCA General Topics
Topic: North Central Coast MPAs to Take Effect May 1
Replies: 0
Views: 13177

North Central Coast MPAs to Take Effect May 1

California Department of Fish and Game Office of Communications, Education & Outreach 1807-13th Street, Suite 104 Sacramento, CA 95811 News Release For Immediate Release Apr. 28, 2010 Contact: Kirsten Macintyre, DFG Communications, (916) 322-8988 Annie Reisewitz, MLPA Initiative, (858) 228-0526 ...
by janfreiwald
Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:17 am
Forum: RCCA General Topics
Topic: Invitation to submit north coast MLPA information to BRTF
Replies: 0
Views: 13327

Invitation to submit north coast MLPA information to BRTF

California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative Announcement Who: All interested members of the public What: Request for new information and/or comments on the Regional Profile of the North Coast Study Region (California-Oregon Border to Alder Creek in Mendocino County) for discussion during the ML...
by janfreiwald
Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: RCCA General Topics
Topic: March 24-25 NCRSGmeeting
Replies: 0
Views: 12967

March 24-25 NCRSGmeeting

California Marine Life Protection Act Initiative Announcement Who: MLPA North Coast Regional Stakeholder Group What: Third meeting for the MLPA North Coast Study Region (attached are a revised draft agenda and "Guidelines for Providing Public Comment") When: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 9:...
by janfreiwald
Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: RCCA-Certified Divers
Topic: BIG news for the RCCA Program!
Replies: 1
Views: 5303

Re: BIG news for the RCCA Program!

Dear Reef Checkers, I was recently hired as the new director of Reef Check California. I am excited to start working with Reef Check and everyone who supports this impressive program. Reef Check’s statewide program is a unique opportunity for Californians to contribute to management of our unique ma...

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