Advisory Council Chairs and Coordinators Conference Report
NOAA Safe Seas Drill in GFNMS and MBNMS (August 7-11)
Field Trip Update and Plans for Future Field trips
Report on Hopkins Marine Station May 5 Field Trip
Point Sur July 21 Field Trip *Option to continue down the coast to Cambria for evening reception and dedication July 22 of new San Simeon Visitors Center
Fulmar September 15 Field Trip
Elkhorn Slough November 17 Field Trip
Streeter, Chris Harrold (or Paul Chetirkin)
Management Plan Update:
Report from Acting Superintendent
Projected Release Date
Proposed Informational Workshops and Hearings
Northern Management Area Update
Working Group Updates (Conservation, Education, and Research)
Working Group Chairs
MLPA Process Update
Cambria October 19-20 Retreat
Half Moon Bay December 15 Joint Annual Meeting with Gulf of Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council * Reception the night before: Executive Committees meeting for all 5 West Coast Sanctuaries
From the south Take Highway 1 North to Santa Cruz until the freeway makes a tight curve to the right. Take the Ocean Street exit. Continue on Ocean Street until you reach the UCSC Inn & Conference Center at 611 Ocean Street. The conference center will be on your right hand side.
From the north
Take Highway 1 South through Santa Cruz, follow the signs for Highway 1 South. After the light at River Road, take the Ocean Street off ramp and follow the signs. Once on Ocean Street, follow the directions from the north.
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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.