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Marine Protected Area Community Forums

| posted on September 03, 2009

WHAT: Surfrider Foundation is holding community forums in Southern California to discuss maps of proposed Marine Protected Areas. In order to help improve our ocean’s health, the State is setting aside protected areas, similar to state parks, so marine life can thrive. After a year of ‘map-making’ and planning, the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) process is in the home stretch. Local stakeholders are putting final touches on the maps and will come up with three different proposals. Surfrider Representatives will meet with supporters to discuss the different proposals and collect comments that will be sent to decision makers before the final vote.

WHO: Join Surfrider Foundation staff, activists, members, and volunteers from around Southern California.

WHEN: Four different forums will be held in the following areas: Orange County,
Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and San Diego. All forums are from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

WHERE: Sept 23. San Clemente Senior Center: 242 Avenida Del Mar. San Clemente, CA 92672.
Sept 24. Watershed Resource Center: 2981 Cliff Drive. Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Sept 29. Santa Monica Library-Ocean Park Branch: 2601 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405
Sept 30. Encinitas Community Center: 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. Encinitas, CA 92024
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR TO SET UP AN INTERVIEW WITH A SURFRIDER REPRESENTATIVE PLEASE CONTACT
STEFANIE SEKICH AT: SSEKICH@SURFRIDER.ORG