National Ocean Policy: What's in it for the Midcoast
South Thomaston — On Monday, Feb. 18, at 6:30 p.m. at Peoples United Methodist Church, Susan Little Olcott, Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning Stakeholder Outreach Manager for The Ocean Conservancy in Brunswick, will provide background on the National Ocean Policy, established by the Obama Administration in 2012 as a framework for federal agencies to work with states and ocean user groups to improve coastal and ocean planning around the country.
She will then explain how New England states currently are engaged in this planning process. The presentation will focus on ways that interested members of the public can participate and contribute their knowledge and opinions as the region's plan takes shape.
Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning a national nonprofit organization that educates and empowers citizens to take action on behalf of the ocean and uses science to guide policy that protects the ocean and its wildlife. She formerly conducted research in the offshore lobster fishery in New England and received her master of science degree at the University of New Hampshire working with Dr. Win Watson.
Free and open to the public. Voluntary donations for the room requested. For more information, contact Vivian Newman, Friends of the Weskeag, 691-2120.