Our ocean is a busy place. Many users, from beach dwellers to shellfish growers, fishermen to shipping operators, share the marine waters and public access. Marine spatial planning balances these interests and anticipates potential new uses while protecting sustainable practices and preserving healthy ecosystems.
Join Washington Sea Grant and the state’s natural resources agencies to learn more about marine spatial planning in your marine waters. This opportunity provides an open setting to learn about how the planning process brings science and the public together and can be used to gather information about the conflicts and competition over space. Participants can also find out what Sea Grant does to educate coastal communities and facilitate the sharing of information across Washington’s coastal and marine stakeholders. Admission is free.
When: Monday, April 20, 2015
Where: Rotary Log Pavilion
1401 Sargent Bld.
Aberdeen, WA 98520