MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force Workshop


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Posted by CA Resources on February 02, 2005 at 15:07:41:

CALIFORNIA MARINE LIFE PROTECTION ACT INITIATIVE
BLUE RIBBON TASK FORCE
PUBLIC WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT

WHAT: Public workshops to recommend a central coast study region, based on the criteria adopted by the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force at its January 10-11, 2005 meeting.

WHY: These facilitated workshops are designed to bring stakeholders together with MLPA staff to begin applying the adopted criteria to potential central coast study regions. Information will be presented and gathered, and the following questions addressed:

A recommendation for selecting the central coast study region will be presented to the task force at its February 22-23, 2005 meeting in Monterey. Once the task force adopts a study region, work will then proceed to begin identifying potential alternative networks of marine protected areas (marine conservation areas, marine parks and marine reserves) within that study region.

WHO: Stakeholders and professional staff to the MLPA Blue Ribbon Task Force.

WHEN/WHERE: Public workshops for applying the criteria to potential central coast study regions are scheduled for:

Tuesday, February 15
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Bodega Marine Laboratory
University of California
2099 Westside Road
Bodega Bay, CA 94923

Wednesday, February 16
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
University Inn & Conference Center
611 Ocean Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Thursday, February 17
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Morro Bay Veterans Hall
209 Surf Street
Morro Bay, CA 93442

CONTACT: For more information about the MLPA Initiative, visit thewebsite at www.dfg.ca.gov/mrd/mlpa or contact Melissa Miller-Henson, Operations & Communications Manager, at Melissa@resources.ca.gov or 916.654.2506.



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