Report out of pertinent items from the SAC Summit meeting in Port Angeles, WA.
Harrold, Nicole Capps
Sanctuary Advisory Council August Retreat
Agenda items for retreat include review of workplan and develop new 2-year workplan; discuss council member roles and responsibilities. Retreat will be Aug 18 in Monterey. Retreat will be open to public.
***ALL TIMES ARE ESTIMATES***
Materials corresponding to items on this or other agendas are available here or contact Nicole Capps at (831) 647-4206 or by email.
From the North:
Take Highway 1 south to the Park Avenue exit. Turn left onto Park Avenue and continue to the light at Soquel Drive. Turn right onto Soquel Drive. At the first light take a left. This is Perimeter Road. Turn left onto Perimeter Road and continue up the hill. Take the first left which leads to the Horticulture Building. There will be a big sign that reads “Horticulture Center and Botanic Gardens”. Park anywhere at the top of the hill. Parking is free unless parking at a metered parking spot.
From the South:
Take Highway 1 north to the State Park Drive exit. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Soquel Drive and merge onto State park Drive. Turn left at Soquel Drive. Drive approximately one mile on Soquel Drive. Turn right onto Perimeter Road. (Perimeter Road is the second right after Vienna Drive. There is no street sign marking Perimeter Road so look for the MBNMS sandwich board sign.) Continue on Perimeter Road and take your first right. There will be a big sign that reads “Horticulture Center and Botanic Gardens”. Park anywhere at the top of the hill. Parking is free unless parking at a metered parking spot.
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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.