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Litter Strategy Update

The Ocean Protection Council (OPC) is updating its 2008 Implementation Strategy to Reduce and Prevent Ocean Litter (Strategy), in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Debris Program.

For more information on the process and how stakeholders can engage, please click the link above.

Updated Timeline for Proposition 1 Funding Process

OPC had originally planned to solicit projects for Round 2 of the Proposition 1 funding process in May 2017.  Staffing capacity issues have resulted in a revised timeline; OPC now anticipates updating its Proposition 1 grant guidelines in Summer 2017 and announcing a solicitation for projects in Fall 2017.  Additional information on Round 2 and OPC’s Proposition 1 Grant Program will be posted to OPC’s website as the updated process gets underway. If you have questions, please contact OPC’s Deputy Director, Jenn Eckerle, at

Ocean Protection Council Participates in an Uncommon Dialogue at Stanford University

Staff from the Ocean Protection Council participated in an Uncommon Dialogue, “Ocean Acidification: Setting Water Quality Goals” in mid-October 2016 at Stanford University. The meeting was hosted by Stanford University’s Woods Institute for the Environment and the Center for Ocean Solutions, the California Ocean Protection Council, and the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Authority. The full meeting summary and Executive Summary is now available. 

Ocean Protection Council leads the effort in California to take action against ocean acidification

At an event this week in Coronado, CA, the Ocean Protection Council took the lead for California to forge a groundbreaking partnership between California, Oregon, Washington and several international partners that committed to protecting coastal communities from the threat of rising ocean acidity.

Western states, nations link in waters-protection alliance-Climate Wire

CORONADO, Calif. — Three Western states, Chile, France, tribal nations and others yesterday launched a task force aimed at addressing ocean acidification.

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