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Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting Agenda
April 21st, 2011

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Carmel Vallet Trail & Saddle Club
85 East Garzas Road, Carmel Valley, CA
8:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 21st, 2011

(directions below)


8:30 AM Coffee and Sign-in
08:45 AM Call to Order
  • Swear in new members
  • Approval of February 18, 2011 meeting minutes
  • Introduce John Hunt, MBNMS Deputy Superintendent
Kirk Schmidt
  Approval of October 21st, 2010 Meeting Minutes

DRAFT SAC Meeting Minutes 2/10/11   PDF
  Standard Reports from Working Groups and Staff

MBNMS Permit Report (3/31/11)   PDF
9:00 AM Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda  
9:15 AM Information Item: Superintendent's Report
Important or newsworthy activities conducted by staff over the last two months.
Paul Michel
9:45 AM Update: Sanctuary Exploration Center Capital Campaign
A review of the Capital Campaign to date and future needs.
Mark DiOrio
10:00 AM Update: Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Update
Periodic update of the CA Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA).
Susan Ashcraft
10:15 AM Information Item: MBNMS/MBARI Shipping Container Research
Highlights from recent visit to Med Taipei shipping containers lost in the MBNMS.
Andrew DeVogelaere
10:45 AM Information Item: “Reconnecting with your Sanctuary": Seabirds Josh Adams
11:45 AM Information Item: Ocean Acidification Task Force Action Plan
Overview of the action plan developed by the Ocean Acidification Task Force
John Hunt
12:00 LUNCH  
1:00 PM Member Announcements  
1:15 PM Information Item: Desalination
Provide information on current desalination projects within the MBNMS.
Brad Damitz
2:15 PM Information Item: May 3-4, 2011 SAC Summit in Savannah, GA
Review the SAC Summit agenda and seek input from advisory council members on the Sustaining Communities panel.
Chris Harrold
3:00 PM Update: Ecosystem Based Management Initiative (EBMI)
Update and further information on the EBMI.
Rikki Dunsmore
4:00 PM Local Single Use Plastic Bag Ban
Conservation seat would like to propose a resolution supporting a ban on single use plastic bags. Proposed language sent to the Advisory Council for review.
Geoff Shester
4:15 PM Sanctuary Advisory Council Calendar
Review calendar for agenda items for the August meeting.
Nicole Capps


Materials corresponding to items on this or other agendas are available here or contact Nicole Capps at (831) 647-4206.


From Hwy 1:
From Carmel turn left at Carmel Valley Road. At the 10.2 mile marker you will see a stand of large eucalypus trees. Turn right on Boronda Rd. After one-lane bridge, turn left on Garzas Road. The Trail and Saddle Club is at the end of this road.

From Hwy 101:
Take Hwy 68 West from Salinas. Travel about 8 miles. Turn left on Laureles Grade Rd. Turn left on Carmel Valley Rd. At the 10.2 mile marker you will see a stand of large eucalypus trees. Turn right on Boronda Rd. After one-lane bridge, turn left on Garzas Road. The Trail and Saddle Club is at the end of this road.

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MBNMS Permit Report (3/31/11)   PDF
DRAFT SAC Meeting Minutes 2/10/11   PDF


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About Sanctuary Advisory Council
The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council (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 advisory council has played a vital role in the decisions affecting the Sanctuary along the central California Coast. The advisory 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 advisory council meets bi-monthly in open sessions located throughout the 360-mile boundary of the Sanctuary.

The advisory council maintains a firm commitment to the goals and objectives of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Program. The advisory 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.

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