Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council to hold hybrid in-person and virtual meeting Sept. 30

The advisory council for Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary will meet in person and virtually using GoToMeeting on Friday, Sep. 30, 2022. The council will review the ocean literacy focus area in the current management plan. The council will also be asked to adopt recommendations from the Advisory Council Charter Subcommittee and the Whale Reporting Working Group. The meeting is open to the public. Public comment will be solicited for each action item on the agenda.

WHAT: Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting

WHEN: Friday, September 30, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Public comment: 12:10 p.m.

WHERE: In person: Dept of Ecology 300 Desmond Dr SE, Lacey, WA 98503*

Virtual: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/934726957 or phone.

United States: +1 (872) 240-3412, Access Code: 934-726-957

*Please note that a health screening questionnaire must be completed within one day of the meeting. You can access the form at Ecology Health Screening Questions. Carpooling is encouraged due to limited parking.

The Sanctuary Advisory Council is composed of 21 representatives of various local and regional organizations and agencies whose role is to advise the sanctuary superintendent on matters of policy and in reviewing strategic plans.

Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary is administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and was designated in 1994 as the first national marine sanctuary in the Pacific Northwest. It encompasses nearly 3,200 square miles off the Washington Coast, extending from Cape Flattery to the mouth of the Copalis River and significant natural and cultural resources.

For more information or to obtain a copy of the agenda, contact Chris Butler-Minor 360-406- 2092, Chris.ButlerMinor@noaa.gov