Posted by Reef Check Foundation on September 13, 2005 at 16:41:02:|
Reef Check California Public Meeting
Wednesday September 28, 2005 7:00 p.m.
PG&E Community Center
6588 Ontario Road, San Luis Obispo
Reef Check California will host its first public meeting to inform interested members of the
community about how to become involved with the new volunteer monitoring program. Dr. Craig
Shuman, Director of Reef Check California, and Chris Knight, Director of Training, will provide
background information about the mission, goals and objectives of Reef Check California and receive
feedback and input from local community members.
Founded in 1996, the Reef Check Foundation runs the world’s largest coral reef monitoring program
and works with communities, governments and businesses to scientifically monitor, restore, and
maintain coral reefs globally. The new California program will train volunteer teams of local divers,
fishermen, surfers and scientists to survey marine life on California’s underwater rocky reefs to help
fill data gaps in the State’s existing marine monitoring network.
Now in its ninth year of operation and active in over 80 countries and territories throughout the
world, Reef Check has received prestigious national and international environmental awards for its
work, and is the United Nations’ official community-based reef monitoring program. The Reef
Check Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in Pacific
Please visit our website www.ReefCheck.org for more information.
Pacific Gas & Electric Company's Community Center is located just off Highway 101 south of San Luis
Obispo at 6588 Ontario Road. From the San Luis Bay Drive freeway exit, go west toward Avila Beach and
make an immediate left turn onto Ontario Road which parallels Hwy 101. Drive one-tenth of a mile on Ontario
Road to the Community Center on your right.
Contact: Craig Shuman E-Mail:California@reefcheck.org