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Sanctuary Tourism and Recreation Working Group (STAR)

The Sanctuary Advisory Council (AC) unanimously voted in support of creating a ‘Recreation and Tourism Subcommittee’ at the December 2013 meeting. The subcommittee was voted to become a working group at the April 2017 meeting. Pursuant to AC protocols, the activities of this sub-committee are assessed on an annual basis. The aim of this group is to help support our shared goals of:

  • improving sanctuary awareness;
  • cross-promoting a myriad of recreation & tourism adventures available;
  • adding value to local businesses seeking broader marketing strategies by highlighting their unique proximity to a national marine sanctuary.

One of the popular mechanisms to meet the above goals is the development of bi-monthly newsletters. You can access past issues (as pdf’s) here:

2018

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2017

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2016

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2015

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2014

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Should you wish to sign up for these newsletters, please contact AC member Brian Nelson at: brian@pcscuba.com to subscribe. Please note, these newsletters are a work-product of the AC sub-committee and not an official MBNMS correspondence.

This sub-committee is comprised of SAC members who have a direct linkage to the recreation or tourism industry, a strong connectivity to area business, a history of positive cross promotion opportunities for the constituency they represent, and a willingness to contribute to the Sub-committee in a meaningful and productive way. Current members include:

Mr. Brian Nelson
Diving
Dive Boat Captain
PADI Course Director
City of Monterey - Marine Operations Specialists
(408) 483-8721
brian@pcscuba.com
Ms. Tucker Hirsch
Education
Science Editor
National Geographic Learning
(908) 256-9304
tucker.hirsch@gmail.com
Mr. Gary Pezzi
Recreation
Associate Vice President
Morgan Stanley
(831) 419-3252
sta2bd@gmail.com
Mr. Barton Selby
Recreation
Consultant
(650) 245-1974
bartongselby@gmail.com
Mr. Richard Hughett
Recreational Fishing
Recreational Fisherman
(831) 757-5709
rlh@redshift.com
Mr. Michael Bekker
Tourism
Cannery Row Company
(831) 649-2603
mbekker@canneryrow.com
Ms. Margaret Webb
At-Large
Attorney
(805) 927-2987
pjwebb@inreach.com
Mr. Dan Haifley
At-Large
Executive Director
O'Neill Sea Odyssey
(831) 465-9390
dhaifley@oneillseaodyssey.org
Ms. Cynthia Mathews
At-Large
Santa Cruz City Council Member
(831) 423-8977
cmathews@cityofsantacruz.com
 


For more information, please contact:

Lisa Uttal
Education Specialist
110 Shaffer Road, Rm 228B
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: (831) 420-3664
Fax: (831) 420-3980
E-Mail: lisa.uttal@noaa.gov

 

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