NOAA public listening sessions

Aloha, everyone.  Please help protect, maintain, and restore our ocean, island ecosystems, coastal, and Great Lakes natural resources for present and future generations by giving the National Ocean Council your feedback on their strategic action plans. Come out to the Listening Session and share your thoughts. Conservation Council for Hawai’i will be participating in any way possible. Let’s show out in force and let the federal government know that Hawai’i is important and that we need support protecting our ocean.

 

This is posted by request of our esteemed member:

Marjorie Ziegler

Executive Director

Conservation Council for Hawai’i

808 593-0255

 

When: Thursday, June 16, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Where: Honolulu, Hawai’i

The Neal Blaisdell Center

777 Ward Avenue

Honolulu, Hawaii 96814

Neighbor Island Satellite locations at bottom of message

For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=177568722300668

<http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=177568722300668>

or contact Jeremy Personius jpersonius@hotmail.com <http://jpersonius@hotmail.com/>

or Sarah Winter Whelan sarah@littoralsociety.org <http://sarah@littoralsociety.org/>

 

Whether you’re concerned about healthy and sustainable fish stocks or protecting our Monk Seal, whales and honu or making sure that offshore energy facilities are sited properly- now’s your chance to speak out!

The government is hosting regional public listening sessions to discuss how to fix some of the most pressing problems facing our islands, oceans, coasts, and Great Lakes. And they want to hear from you.

 

Last July, President Obama created our country’s first-ever national ocean policy. Like a Clean Air Act for our air or a Clean Water Act for our water, we finally have a bedrock environmental policy to safeguard our seas. Now, a new National Ocean Council is now working to put this into action – and they need to hear from you!

 

The Council is developing strategies to fix our ocean issues and they’re hosting regional public meetings to discuss their plans so far. This is your chance to tell them what needs to happen in Hawai’i.

 

The first actions taken by the Council will set its tone for years to come – help them make our national ocean policy come alive.

STRATEGIC ACTION PLAN OUTLINES:

To see the outlines: http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/oceans/sap <http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/oceans/sap>

 

To comment: http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/oceans/sap/comments <http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/oceans/sap/comments>

 

Participating agencies on the Council will be hosting a dozen regional listening sessions between now and July 1 to allow for public input on the content of these outlines.

 

Neighbor Island Satellite locations

All times and dates are local*

 

Maui Community College (Ka’a’ike 103)

310 Ka’ahumanu Ave

Kahului, HI 96732-1617

June 16, 1:00-4:00pm

 

Kauai Community College (Learning Resource Center 121)

3-1901 Kaumualíi Highway

Lihue, HI 96766

June 16, 1:00-4:00pm

 

UH Hilo (Learning Resource Center 344)

200 West Kawili St.

Hilo, HI 96720-4091

June 16, 1:00-4:00pm

 

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