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Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting Agenda
August 18th, 2011

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Santa Cruz Police Department
Community Room
155 Center Street, Santa Cruz, CA
8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 18th, 2011

(directions below)


8:45 AM Coffee and Sign-in
9:00 AM Call to Order
  • Past member recognition and swear in new members
  • Approval of April 21, 2011 meeting minutes
Chris Harrold
  Approval of April 21st, 2011 Meeting Minutes

DRAFT SAC Meeting Minutes    
  Standard Reports from Working Groups and Staff

MBNMS Permit Report (8/10/11)   PDF
MBNMS Office Report (7/29/11)   PDF
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.
Paul Michel
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.
Bridget Hoover
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.
Lisa Uttal
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.
Lisa Ekers
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.
Rikki Dunsmore
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.
John Hunt
3:45 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 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)   PDF
MBNMS Office Report (7/29/11)   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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