From the north: Take Highway 1 south to Airport Boulevard exit in Watsonville. Follow Airport Boulevard to Green Valley Road, where the name changes to Holohan Road. Continue on Holohan to Highway 152. Turn left on Highway 152 and proceed two miles to the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds. From the south: Take Highway 1 north to the State Highway 129 exit (Riverside Drive) in Watsonville. Turn right on Lincoln Street, continue to Lake Avenue. Turn right on Lake Avenue and continue to Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds. AHP is located on the right of the entrance to the Fairgrounds. FREE PARKING is available just inside the fairgrounds. For a map click here.
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The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council was established by Federal law to assure continued public participation in the management of the Sanctuary. Since its establishment in March 1994, the Council has played a vital role in the decisions affecting the Sanctuary along the central California Coast. The Council's nineteen voting members represent a variety of local user groups, as well as the general public, plus seven local, state and federal governmental jurisdictions. In addition, the respective managers for the four California National Marine Sanctuaries (Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary) and the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve sit as non-voting members. Members are appointed competitively by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and serve three-year terms. The Council meets bi-monthly in open sessions located throughout the 360-mile boundary of the Sanctuary.
The Council maintains a firm commitment to the goals and objectives of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Program. The Council appreciates the efforts of volunteers, non-profit organizations, businesses, and citizens, without whose support the mission of the Sanctuary would be difficult to realize.