Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting Agenda
August 18th, 2011
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MONTEREY BAY NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY
ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING
Santa Cruz Police Department
155 Center Street, Santa Cruz, CA
8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 18th, 2011
|8:45 AM||Coffee and Sign-in|
|9:00 AM||Call to Order
|Approval of April 21st, 2011 Meeting Minutes
|Standard Reports from Working Groups and Staff
|9:15 AM||Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda|
|9:45 AM||Information Item: Superintendent's Report
Important or newsworthy activities conducted by staff over the last two months.
|10:00 AM||Update: Sanctuary Advisory Council Summit Report on meeting highlights from the May Sanctuary Advisory Council Summit in Savannah, GA.||Chris Harrold|
|10:30 AM||Information Item: Beach Closures and Nearshore Water Quality
Update on water quality at MBNMS beaches based on data from AB411 monitoring and sanctuary volunteer monitoring programs as well as highlights of the latest technology and research occurring in MBNMS to address this issue.
|11:15 AM||Update: Sanctuary Exploration Center
Provide an update on construction, exhibits, operations and the Leadership Committee.
|Lisa Uttal, Mark DiOrio, Paul Michel|
|12:15 AM||Visit the Sanctuary Exploration Center
Walk to the Sanctuary Exploration Center site to view construction.
|12:15||LUNCH (at the Depot Park)|
|1:30 PM||Member Announcements|
|1:45 PM||Information Item: Santa Cruz Harbor Tsunami Recovery
Description of recovery efforts to the Santa Cruz Harbor after Japan tsunami damage.
|2:30 PM||Update: Ecosystem Based Management Initiative (EBMI)
The EBMI is moving through its information gathering phase with completion of a workshop on unique and rare features, a recreational boating speaker's series, and continued planning for stakeholder involvement in the Integrated Ecosystem Assessment.
|3:15 PM||Information Item: Petition to Establish a 10 Knot Vessel Speed Limit
A group of environmental organizations has petitioned the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries to regulate vessel speeds as a means of protecting whales from ship strikes and reducing air pollution. This item is to provide information on the petition, on sanctuary efforts to prevent whale strikes over the past 5 years, and on management options and constraints.
|3:45 PM||Sanctuary Advisory Council Calendar
Review calendar for agenda items for the August meeting.
|***ALL TIMES ARE ESTIMATES***|
From the North:
Take Highway 1 south to Santa Cruz. Turn right on Laurel Street. Turn right onto Center Street. The Santa Cruz Police Department will be on the right.
From the South:
Take Highway 1 north to Santa Cruz. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Half Moon Bay/Santa Cruz/California 1 and merge onto CA-1 N/Santa Cruz Hwy. Continue onto CA-17 S (Signs for Ocean Street/Beaches). Slight left onto Ocean Street. Turn right onto Broadway. Continue onto Laurel Street. Turn left onto Center Street. The Santa Cruz Police Department will be on the right.
There is some parking available in the Police Department lot. There will be parking passes available for those who are unable to park in the lot. The parking passes will only allow individuals to park on Maple Street and Washington Street and in a small lot adjacent to the Police Department lot. As these spaces are available to the general public, we are not sure how many spaces will actually be available.
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|MBNMS Permit Report (8/10/11)|
|MBNMS Office Report (7/29/11)|
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