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Important Coastal Protection Meetings

Dear Ocean supporter, (Please forward!!)

This February, there are 4 important public meetings for people who care
about our ocean environment and in particular our Sonoma and Mendocino
Coasts! We need your help to make sure decision makers hear loud and clear
that local communities support strong protection for our coastal waters!

As you may know, California is in the process of creating Marine Protected
Areas along the North Central coast, from Half Moon Bay to Point Arena.
These underwater parks will protect and restore important habitats that
our diverse Ocean wildlife needs to thrive.

There are different proposals on the table developed by a diverse group of
stakeholders – some with better protection than others. These public
meetings are your chance to provide feedback about which plans you like,
and which areas you want to see strongly protected.

Please RSVP to 707-433-1958 or don@russianriverkeeper.org so we can give
you more information about the meeting you are attending a few days ahead
of time. Here is the meeting schedule:

Public Workshop in Petaluma
Monday, February 4th at 6 PM
Sheraton Sonoma County
745 Baywood Drive, Petaluma, CA 94954

Public Workshop in Gualala
Tuesday, February 5th at 6 PM
Gualala Arts Center
46501 Gualala Road, Gualala, CA 95455

Public Workshop in Pacifica
Wednesday, February 6th at 6 PM
Best Western Lighthouse Hotel
105 Rockaway Beach Avenue, Pacifica, CA 94044

Blue Ribbon Task Force meeting in Pacifica
Public Comment Session
Wednesday, February 13th (time to be announced)
Best Western Lighthouse Hotel
105 Rockaway Beach Avenue, Pacifica, CA 94044

Blue Ribbon Task Force meeting in Pacifica
Public Comment Session
Thursday, February 14th (time to be announced)
Best Western Lighthouse Hotel
105 Rockaway Beach Avenue, Pacifica, CA 94044

Thank you for helping protect California’s oceans for future generations!