NOAA’s Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council to meet in Duck Key

April 5, 2013

Media Contact:

Karrie Carnes
305-809-4700 x236



Sanctuary Advisory Council

NOAA’s Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary will hold a public meeting of the Sanctuary Advisory Council in Duck Key, Fla., on Tuesday, April 16, 2013.

This meeting features presentations related to the sanctuary’s marine zoning and regulatory review, including updates from advisory council working groups at 9:15 a.m., and an 11 a.m. presentation on education products and activities related to the review.

At 1 p.m., Greg Tindle of the Village of Islamorada will give a presentation on Islamorada water quality infrastructure and horizontal directional drilling project. Fred Herling, supervisory park planner for Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks, will present on the Everglades National Park General Management Plan at 1:30 p.m. Monroe County Marine Resources Office’s Rich Jones will present on potential advisory council representation on the Marine Port Advisory  Committee at 3 p.m.

The public comment periods are 11:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
WHAT:   Sanctuary Advisory Council meeting
WHEN:   April 16, 2013, 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Hawks Cay Resort Conference Center,
               61 Hawks Cay Boulevard, Duck Key, FL 33050
WHO:     NOAA’s Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

To receive more information, or to request a meeting agenda, please contact Beth Dieveney at 305-809-4700 x228 or

Authorized in 1990 and established in 1992, the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council provides advice and recommendations on managing and protecting the sanctuary. The council has 20 representatives and alternates from community constituent groups, and 10 government agencies have non-voting representatives on the council. Serving in a voluntary capacity, the council members represent a variety of local user groups, as well as the general public.

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary protects 2,900 square nautical miles of critical marine habitat, including coral reef, hard bottom, sea grass meadows, mangrove communities and sand flats, as well as shipwrecks and maritime heritage resources. NOAA and the state of Florida manage the sanctuary. Visit us at, find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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