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June 17, 2024

Ocean Protection Council Meeting – December 9, 2024 – Teleconference and Public Forum

The Ocean Protection Council will hold a hybrid public meeting via teleconference and in a public forum at 1 p.m. on Monday, December 9, 2024. The agenda and registration link is anticipated to be available on this page on November […]

Categories: OPC meetings


June 17, 2024

Ocean Protection Council Meeting – September 10, 2024 – Teleconference and Public Forum

The Ocean Protection Council will hold a hybrid public meeting via teleconference and in a public forum at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10, 2024. The agenda and registration link is anticipated to be available on this page on August […]

Categories: OPC meetings


June 11, 2024

Senate Bill 1 Sea Level Rise Adaptation Planning Grant Program – Next Submission Deadline is June 28, 2024

The Senate Bill 1 Sea Level Rise Adaptation Planning Grant Program (SB 1 Grant Program) Track 1 proposals are accepted on a rolling, quarterly, non-competitive basis. The next submission deadline is Friday, June 28, 2024 for consideration at the September […]

Categories: Funding Opportunities and Updates, Sea-Level Rise, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change


June 7, 2024

From Fishponds to Floating Turbines – Ocean Solutions on Display at Capitol Hill Ocean Week  

By Conner Smith, California Sea Grant State Fellow  The lead up to World Oceans Day on June 8, 2024 is often a time for big announcements in ocean stewardship. This year was no different. The Biden administration kicked off Oceans Week, […]

Categories: 30x30, Climate Change, Marine Protected Areas, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems, Tribal Engagement


June 6, 2024

30×30 Draft Decision-Making Framework for Coastal Waters: Public Comment Period and Regional Workshops

Share your feedback on the draft 30×30 Decision-Making Framework for Coastal Waters!   OPC is proud to lead the state’s efforts to conserve 30% of coastal waters by 2030. This past June 4 Council meeting, OPC announced the draft Decision-Making […]

Categories: 30x30, Marine Protected Areas, Other Public Meetings, Public Comment Opportunity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems


June 4, 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Ocean Protection Council Adopts Updated Guidance to Help California Prepare for and Adapt to Rising Seas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For media inquiries, please contact: Jenn Eckerle, OPC Executive Director:Jenn.Eckerle@resources.ca.gov Ocean Protection Council adopts updated guidance to help California prepare for and adapt to rising seas Called the “State of California Sea Level Rise Guidance: 2024 Science […]

Categories: Climate Change, Press Releases, Report Release, Sea-Level Rise, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change


May 17, 2024

Announcing the Environmental Justice Advisory Board for California’s Coast and Ocean

The Ocean Protection Council (OPC) is thrilled to announce the members of the inaugural Environmental Justice Advisory Board (EJ Advisory Board) for California’s Coast and Ocean, who will help advise the State by providing valuable equity-focused insights and perspectives to […]

Categories: Equity and Environmental Justice, Strategic Goal 2: Equity


May 14, 2024

Ocean Protection Council Meeting – June 4, 2024 – Teleconference and Public Forum

The Ocean Protection Council will hold a hybrid public meeting via teleconference and in a public forum at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2024. Meeting documents are available.

Categories: 30x30, Event, Offshore Wind, OPC meetings, Public Comment Opportunity, Sea-Level Rise, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Strategic Goal 4: Sustainable Blue Economy, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems, Tribal Engagement


May 7, 2024

California at INC-4: On the Road to an International Treaty to End Plastic Pollution 

California Ocean Protection Council (OPC) and CalRecycle staff recently joined over 2,500 delegates from 170 countries in Ottawa, Canada at the fourth session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-4) that took place April 23-29 to develop a legally binding agreement […]

Categories: Marine Pollution, Outreach and Education, Plastic Pollution, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity


April 26, 2024

OPC Awards $1 Million to Support Tribal Nature-Based Solutions Projects on California’s Coast

OPC is thrilled to announce $1 million in awards to support Tribal Nature-Based Solutions projects on California’s coast. This investment comes as part of a larger commitment announced today by Governor Gavin Newsom to award up to $107.7 million for 32 projects that support […]

Categories: Funding Opportunities and Updates, Grant Projects, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Tribal Engagement