Strengthening Ocean Stewardship in Southeast Florida and Beyond

September 29 & 30, Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, Ft. Lauderdale The Sierra Club is hosting two ocean stewardship workshops September 29 & 30, 2012 at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, 3109 E. Sunrise Blvd;, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. (10 am - 4 pm both days) The workshops are co-sponsored by the Marine Action Team, the Activist Network, and the Broward, Miami, and Loxahatchee Groups. Saturday, September 29 — Strengthening Ocean Stewardship in Southeast Florida and Beyond Educational workshop on building support for National Ocean Policy Implementation. For Sierra Club members and other ocean advocates. Sunday, September 30 — Launching a Southeast Florida Marine/Water Quality Campaign Team Bringing together Sierra Club members to design and launch a new campaign team focused on ocean stewardship and marine issues. For Sierra Club members. ____________________________________________________________ Saturday, September 29 — Strengthening Ocean Stewardship in Southeast Florida and Beyond Marine Action Team chair Dave Raney will lead the workshop. He recently led a similar workshop in Honolulu, Hawaii. A former resident of Ft. Lauderdale who currently lives in Honolulu, Dave will draw on his experiences in these two widely separated locations as a sub-theme: “A Tale of Two Cities — Ft. Lauderdale and Honolulu.” The purposes of the workshop are: —Acquaint participants with the National Ocean Policy as it relates to regional, state, and local planning efforts and opportunities —Build political support for implementation of the National Ocean Policy —Encourage networking among participants on ocean and marine conservation issues in South Florida and beyond, and explore opportunities for cooperation on implementation of the National Ocean Policy in ways that strengthen state and local initiatives Other speakers and presenters include Billy Causey, Regional Director of the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. See draft agenda here — http://connect.sierraclub.org/project/Ocean_Policy_Task_Force/blog2/2012/09/11/strenthening-ocean-stewardship-in-southeast-florid To register, fill in the information below and click on RSVP. For more information contact: Tanya Tweeton of the Sierra Club Broward Group at tweeton204@yahoo.com (954) 472-3704) or Dave Raney, Sierra Club Marine Action Team, at d_raney@hawaiiantel.net. _____________________________________________________________ Sunday, September 30 —  Launching a Southeast Florida Marine/Water Quality Campaign Team Activist Network Manager John Barry, from the Club’s national headquarters in San Francisco, will facilitate the Sunday workshop, to guide the process of identifying meaningful goals and the strategies and activities to achieve them. Open to all Club members who want to work together on marine and water quality issues. Some potential issues to work on include coral reefs, fisheries management, and water quality. This is your opportunity to shape a new campaign team. Other presenters and contributors include: —Cris Costello, Water Sentinels, Nutrient Pollution —Drew Martin, Loxahatchee Group —Dave Raney, Marine Action Team Chair See the draft agenda here — http://connect.sierraclub.org/project/Ocean_Policy_Task_Force/blog2/2012/09/11/strenthening-ocean-stewardship-in-southeast-florid. To register, fill in the information below and click on RSVP. For more information, contact John Barry at john.barry@sierraclub.org.
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