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From the Half Moon Bay:
Travel south on Highway 1 approximately two miles from the south end of Half Moon Bay. Look for the green “UC Elkus Ranch Next Left sigh. Turn left onto Verde Road (Verde will veer off to the right), but stay straight onto Purisima Creek Road for approximately two miles. Look for the green “Elkus Ranch Environmental Education Center” sign. Once you enter Elkus Ranch, look for the sign that says “Conference Center” and make a left at the sign.
From the South:
Travel north through Santa Cruz towards Half Moon Bay. Travel approximately 42 miles from the northern most stop light in Santa Cruz to Verde Road. Look for the green sign that says “Elkus Ranch Next Right”. Turn right onto Verde Road (Verde will veer off to the right), but stay straight on Purisima Creek Road for approximately two miles. Look for the green “Elkus Ranch Environmental Education Center” sign. Once you enter Elkus Ranch, look for the sign that says “Conference Center” and make a left at the sign.
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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.