Chapter and Group events to highlight marine sanctuary
||Sea stars and anemones along the rocky shores. Rocky
shores are one of the marine sanctuary's most accessible habitats. At low tide, a
wide diversity of beautiful and intriguing organisms are exposed for humans to enjoy.
Photo: Steve Lonhart/MBNMS/NOAA
Ocean speaker and video premier featured at Chapter membership
Get ready for the Sierra Club Ventana Chapter's 2005 membership
luncheon on Saturday, August 27, from noon to 3:30 p.m. Guest speaker
Mike Sutton, the Director of The Center for the Future of the Oceans.
Sutton will talk about "Ocean Conservation in California and
Beyond." He will be discussing both California's progressive
ocean legislation and the significant challenges at the state and
Come enjoy this refreshing summer lunch at Moss Landing Marine Lab.
Cost is $10/person. Reserve your place by sending a check, before
August 25, for $1 to: Marilyn Beck, 528 Crocker Ave., Pacific Grove,
CA 93950. Space is limited. Make checks out to "Sierra Club."
Premiering at the luncheon will be local member Lois Robin's video
about the Pajaro River, entitled Stuck in the Mud: The Pajaro River
in Peril. This documentary is a fascinating look at the plants and
wildlife in this unique region, with expert commentary on current
efforts to preserve this threatened ecosystem. We will also give
recognition to the staff of our bookstore for their loyal work over
From Monterey: Take Hwy. 1 north. Turn left onto Moss Landing Road.
Moss Landing Marine Lab's main building is located at 8272 Moss
Landing Road on the left directly after the cemetery.
From Santa Cruz: Take Hwy. 1 south. Turn right onto Moss Landing
Road (just past the power plant). Continue straight through town
past the antique stores and post office. See details above. Ample
Marine Sanctuary representative to speak September 19
||The Humpback whale above is one of 27 species of
cetaceans that frequent the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary. Photo:
The Santa Cruz Group is launching a new speaker series on September
19 at 7:00 p.m. at the Simpkins Center, 979 17th Ave., Santa Cruz.
Rachael Sauders, Community and Public Relations Coordinator for
the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, will give an illustrated
talk on The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary: History,
Overview, and Management Issues.
The Monterey Bay Sanctuary, stretching along 276 miles of Central
Coast shoreline, is a federally-protected marine area that supports
one of the worlds most diverse marine ecosystems. Presentation
attendees will learn about the history of the sanctuary as well
as gain insider perspectives on the management issues. With public
hearings for the updated Management Plan scheduled for this fall,
this presentation will provide great background information to community
These talks, which are free, will be presented quarterly to provide
the community with insights on local and global conservation and
ecology topics. Refreshments will be served.
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