NOAA's Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Seeks Advisory Council Applicants

February 18, 2014


Carolyn Woodhead
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Sanctuary Advisory Council

Application Package

NOAA’s Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is seeking applicants for two seats on its advisory council. The council ensures public participation in sanctuary management and provides advice to the sanctuary superintendent.

“Members and alternates of the sanctuary advisory council provide their knowledge and experience to inform a wide range of issues,” said Sean Morton, sanctuary superintendent. “Maintaining a close rapport between representatives and constituents is also vital to the success of the ongoing marine zoning and regulatory review.”

The sanctuary is currently accepting applications for the member and alternate representing the following seat: citizen-at-large – Middle Keys.

Candidates are selected based on their expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying, community and professional affiliations, and views regarding the protection and management of marine resources. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve a three-year term, pursuant to the council’s charter.

The advisory council consists of 40 primary and alternate members representing a variety of public interest groups. It also includes primary and alternate representatives from 11 government agencies.

Applications are due March 31. To receive an application kit, or for further information, please contact council coordinator Beth Dieveney via email at or by phone at 305-809-4700 ext. 228, or by mail at Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, 33 East Quay Rd., Key West, FL  33040. Application kits may also be downloaded from the sanctuary’s website,

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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