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June 5, 2024

Updates from the June 4, 2024 Council Meeting

The June 4, 2024 Ocean Protection Council (OPC) meeting included investments and informational updates on all four of the Council’s strategic plan goals to address climate change, advance equity, conserve marine biodiversity, and support a sustainable blue economy. Key actions included adoption […]

Categories: 30x30, Equity and Environmental Justice, Leadership and Staff Updates, Offshore Wind, OPC meetings, 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 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


March 26, 2024

SB 1 Sea Level Rise Adaptation Planning Grant – Technical Assistance Program is Open

In partnership with Coastal Quest, OPC is excited to announce the launch of the Senate Bill 1 Technical Assistance Program (SB 1 TA Program) to support sea level rise adaptation planning! The SB 1 TA Program aims to provide grant […]

Categories: Equity and Environmental Justice, Funding Opportunities and Updates, Sea-Level Rise, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity


March 18, 2024

Join the Environmental Justice Advisory Board for California’s Coast and Ocean – Application Period Extended to April 5, 2024

UPDATE March 18, 2024: The application deadline has been extended to Friday, April 5, 2024. This extended application period is focused on recruiting applicants from California’s North Coast and Central Coast regions, or those with statewide perspectives. Only applications meeting […]

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


March 11, 2024

OPC’s Environmental Justice Small Grants Program – Apply by April 5, 2024

Through an exciting partnership with Justice Outside, OPC’s pilot Environmental Justice (EJ) Small Grants program has officially launched! OPC’s Equity Plan highlights the importance of advancing more inclusive and accessible funding pathways to broaden opportunities for sustainable community engagement across […]

Categories: Equity and Environmental Justice, Funding Opportunities and Updates, Strategic Goal 2: Equity


December 6, 2023

Secretary Speaker’s Series A Special Conversation with Rosanna Xia: California Against the Sea

Monday, December 11, 2023Noon to 1:00 PMVia Zoom Join us for a special conversation, hosted by California Natural Resources Agency, with Pulitzer Prize finalist and Los Angeles Times environmental reporter, Rosanna Xia as she shares insights from her brand-new book […]

Categories: Climate Change, Equity and Environmental Justice, Event, Marine Pollution, Outreach and Education, Plastic Pollution, Sea-Level Rise, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems, Water Quality


September 25, 2023

Conserving 30% of California’s Coastal Waters by 2030: Progress Update

California’s coastal waters are home to species and habitats found nowhere else on Earth. Our iconic coastal and marine ecosystems – from sandy beaches and wave-swept rocky shorelines to lush kelp forests and deep submarine canyons – hold tremendous cultural […]

Categories: 30x30, Equity and Environmental Justice, Event, Kelp, Marine Protected Areas, Outreach and Education, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems, Tribal Engagement


August 14, 2023

OPC is Hiring a Water Quality Program Manager – Apply by September 1, 2023

We are hiring an Environmental Scientist (Water Quality Program Manager) to help advance strategic priorities and inform policies related to improving coastal and marine water quality in California. The Environmental Scientist will lead OPC’s efforts related to water quality and […]

Categories: Career Opportunities, Equity and Environmental Justice, Marine Pollution, Ocean Acidification, Plastic Pollution, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Water Quality


June 1, 2023

Senate Bill 1 Technical Assistance Program Request for Proposals – Deadline July 13

We are seeking applicants to help develop the Senate Bill 1 Technical Assistance Program (SB 1 TA Program). The goal of this first-ever OPC TA Program is to provide direct application services to qualified SB 1 Grant Program applicants to […]

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


April 25, 2023

Updates from the April 24, 2023 Council Meeting

The April 24 Ocean Protection Council (OPC) meeting moved several efforts forward into next steps and introduced new efforts toward protecting California’s coast and ocean in 2023. Action items on the agenda supporting OPC’s Strategic Plan goals were all passed […]

Categories: Aquaculture, Equity and Environmental Justice, Funding Opportunities and Updates, Grant Projects, Marine Pollution, Marine Protected Areas, OPC meetings, Plastic Pollution, Strategic Goal 1: Climate Change, Strategic Goal 2: Equity, Strategic Goal 3: Biodiversity, Water Quality