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DRAFT Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting Agenda
February 21st, 2020

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Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Advisory Council Meeting

USGS – Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center
2885 Mission Street Extension, Santa Cruz

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday, February 21st, 2020

DRAFT AGENDA

8:45 AM Coffee and Sign-in
9:00 AM Call to Order & Roll Call
  • Welcome from Santa Cruz Mayor, Justin Cummings
  • Approval of December 13th, 2019 meeting minutes
  • Swear-in of new members
  • April AC member recruitment and establish application review panel
  • Charter renewal and confirm sub-committee
Paul Michel (MBNMS), Brian Nelson (Chair), Gary Pezzi (Secretary)
  Standard Reports from Staff

   
MBNMS Permit Report (74K PDF*) PDF
MBNMS Office Report (380K PDF*) PDF
Conservation Working Group Meeting Notes (K PDF*)  
Research Activity Panel Meeting Notes (120K PDF*) PDF
9:15 AM Standing Item: MBNMS Superintendent's Report
A report on important or newsworthy activities conducted by staff over the last three months.
Paul Michel (MBNMS)
9:45 AM Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda Brian Nelson (Chair)
9:55 AM Standing Item: Working Group and Subcommittee Updates
  • Conservation Working Group (CWG)
    CWG Meeting Notes (K PDF*)
  • Research Activities Panel (RAP)
    RAP Meeting Notes (120K PDF*)
  • Sanctuary Tourism and Recreation Working Group
  • Shoreline Fishing/Gear and Threats to Pelicans Sub-Committee
Working Group Chairs
10:20 AM BREAK (10 minutes)  
10:30 AM Information Item: Marine Debris update
An update on CA trash amendments with sanctuary context and how local agricultural plastics are being managed.
Karen Mogus (CA EPA)
11:15 AM Standing Item: SAC Challenge (10 minutes each)
  • Business/Industry – Al Budris & Tom Rowley
  • CA Resources Agency – Mark Gold & Tova Handelman
  • College – Jacob Winnikoff & Victoria Dickey
  • Tourism – Mike Bekker
Brian Nelson (Chair), Paul Michel (MBNMS)
12:00 PM Lunch  
1:00 PM Information Item: Review Advisory Council 2020 Work Plan
Review revised work plan and discuss goal/objective for each topic.
Dawn Hayes (MBNMS)
1:55 PM Information Item: Foundation Updates
An update on both the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Foundation and California Marine Sanctuary Foundation priorities and funding.
Ginaia Kelly (MBNMSF), Alan Arvin (CMSF)
2:25 PM BREAK (10 minutes)  
2:45 PM Information Item: Agricultural Plastics Exploring potential alternatives for agricultural plastics Pam Krone (MBNMS)
3:15 PM Standing Item: Advisory Council Member Announcements Brian Nelson (Chair)
4:00 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 Dawn Hayes at (831) 647-4256 or by email.

Directions:

From the North
Follow Highway 1 south to Santa Cruz (~46 miles from Half Moon Bay). Once in Santa Cruz, turn right onto Western Drive. Turn right onto Mission Street/Mission Street Extension. The USGS building will be on the left. Use the Mission Street Extension entrance.

From the South
Take Highway 1 north to Santa Cruz ((~45 miles from Monterey). Once in Santa Cruz, follow signs for CA-1 North/Santa Cruz/Half Moon Bay. Take a slight right onto CA-1/Mission Street (signs for CA-1 N/Half Moon Bay). Turn left onto Western Drive then right onto Mission Street/Mission Street Extension. The USGS building will be on the left. Use the Mission Street Extension entrance.

From the East
Take Highway CA-17 toward Santa Cruz. Once in Santa Cruz, follow signs for CA-1 North/Santa Cruz/Half Moon Bay. Take a slight right onto CA-1/Mission Street (signs for CA-1 N/Half Moon Bay). Turn left onto Western Drive then right onto Mission Street/Mission Street Extension. The USGS building will be on the left. Use the Mission Street Extension entrance.

Parking:
Park in the parking lot located on Mission Street Extension across from the USGS building. Limited parking is also available along Mission St. Extension and along Natural Bridges Drive.

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Files

MBNMS Permit Report (74K PDF*) PDF
MBNMS Office Report (380K PDF*) PDF
Conservation Working Group Meeting Notes (K PDF*)  
Research Activity Panel Meeting Notes (120K 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.