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FINAL Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting Agenda
June 21st, 2019

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Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Advisory Council Meeting

Coast Unified School District Board Room
1350 Main Street
Cambria, CA

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday, June 21st, 2019

FINAL AGENDA

8:45 AM Coffee and Sign-in
9:00 AM Call to Order & Roll Call
  • Welcome from Bruce Gibson, 2nd District Supervisor, San Luis Obispo County
  • Swearing-in of new council members
  • Approval of April 19th, 2019 meeting minutes
  • AC member recruitment update
Paul Michel (MBNMS), Brian Nelson (Chair), Gary Pezzi (Secretary)
  Standard Reports from Staff

MBNMS Permit Report (62K PDF*) PDF
MBNMS Office Report (411K PDF*) PDF
Conservation Working Group Meeting Notes (K PDF*)  
Research Activity Panel Meeting Notes (121K PDF*) PDF
9:15 AM Standing Item: Superintendent's Report
A report on important or newsworthy activities conducted by staff over the last three months.
  • Updates for MBNMS
Paul Michel (MBNMS)
9:35 AM Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda Brian Nelson (Chair)
9:45 AM Standing Item: Working Group and Subcommittee Updates
  • Conservation Working Group (CWG)
    CWG Meeting Notes (K PDF*)
  • Research Activities Panel (RAP)
    RAP Meeting Notes (116K PDF*)
  • Recreation and Tourism Subcommittee
Working Group Chairs
10:05 AM BREAK (10 minutes)  
10:15 AM Information Item: Southern Region report
Update on Coastal Discovery Center and maritime heritage/shipwrecks
Carolyn Skinder (MBNMS), Bob Schwemmer (ONMS)
11:00 AM Action Item: Anti-plastic pollution resolution
A resolution to support a comprehensive approach to plastic pollution mitigation.
Katherine O’Dea (MCWG Chair)
12:00 PM Lunch  
1:00 PM Information Item: Wildlife disturbance in Cambria
Issues and prevention of pinniped disturbance in Cambria/San Simeon
Kathleen Curtis (Friends of the Elephant Seal), Eric Hjelstrom (CA State Parks), Emma Weitzner (Cal poly)
2:00 PM Standing Item: SAC Challenge (10 minutes each) Brian Nelson (Chair), Paul Michel (MBNMS)
3:00 PM BREAK (10 minutes)  
3:10 PM Information Item: Advisory Council Work Plan Goals/Outcome
Determine action items/goals for remainder of work plan topics
Brian Nelson (Chair)
3:30 PM Standing Item: Advisory Council Member Announcements Brian Nelson (Chair)
4:30 PM Adjourn  

 

***ALL TIMES ARE ESTIMATES***


  • Public comment on agenda items will be heard prior to SAC discussion/deliberation
  • A motion for action may be made by a council member at any time, provided there is a quorum
  • Materials corresponding to items on this or other agendas are available here or contact Nichole Rodriguez at (831) 647-4206 or by email.

Directions:

From the North - Highway 1 Option:
Follow Highway 1 South. Once in Cambria, turn left onto Cambria Drive then turn right onto Main Street. Coast Unified School District will be located on the right.

From the South - Highway 1 Option:
Follow Highway 1 North. Once in Cambria, turn right onto Cambria Drive then turn right onto Main Street. Coast Unified School District will be located on the right.

Highway 101 Option:
Follow Highway 101 South to Cambria (⁓90 miles from Monterey). Take exit 228 for CA-46 W toward Cambria. Continue on CA-46W/Green Valley Road. Turn right onto Highway 1. Once in Cambria, turn right onto Cambria Drive then turn right onto Main Street. Coast Unified School District will be located on the right.

View Coast Unified School District on a larger map

Files

MBNMS Permit Report (62K PDF*) PDF
MBNMS Office Report (411K PDF*) PDF
Conservation Working Group Meeting Notes (K PDF*)  
Research Activity Panel Meeting Notes (116K PDF*) PDF
   
   

Correspondence

   
   
   


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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