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Calendar of Events for 2014


JANUARY


January 6th, 2014
Ocean Currents Radio Program on KWMR
Topic: Diving Cordell Bank
Guest: Matt Vieta, Bay Area Underwater Explorers Matt discusses the intense preparation for organizing a team of technically trained divers through the Bay Area Underwater Explorers to dive on Cordell Bank. Matt talks about his personal experiences and highlights diving on Cordell Bank.



FEBRUARY


February 3rd, 2014
Ocean Currents Radio Program on KWMR
Topic: TBA
Guest: 
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February 20th, 2014
CBNMS Advisory Council logo Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting
Where: Red Barn Classroom, Point Reyes National Seashore, 1 Bear Valley Rd., Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
When: 9:30 am
Meeting of the community-based advisory group that advises sanctuary management and serve as a liaison to sanctuary community constituent groups. Open to the public.
The agenda will be posted in advance of the meeting on the Advisory Council Meeting Documents page. Note the meeting agenda is subject to change up until the day of the meeting and should be treated as a draft.



MARCH


March 3rd, 2014
Ocean Currents Radio Program on KWMR
Topic: Sea Star Wasting Disease and West Marin MPA Monitoring
Guests: Pete Raimondi, UCSC; Amy Trainer, Environmental Action Committee (EAC)
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APRIL


April 7th, 2014
Ocean Currents Radio Program on KWMR
Topic: TBA
Guest: 
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Point Reyes Birding and Nature Festival logo April 25-27, 2014
Point Reyes Birding and Nature Festival
Where: Point Reyes Station
Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary is a co-sponsor of this annual birding and nature event where experts lead fantastic forays in the wilds of West Marin. Jennifer Stock will deliver a talk to registrants who sign up for the lecture. For more information about the festival and for registration go here.



MAY


CBNMS Advisory Council logo May 1st, 2014
Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting
(Joint meeting with the Gulf of the Farallones Sanctuary Advisory Council)
Where: Bodega Bay Grange Hall, Bodega Bay
When:To be determined
Meeting of the community-based advisory group that advises sanctuary management and serve as a liaison to sanctuary community constituent groups. Open to the public.
The agenda will be posted in advance of the meeting on the Advisory Council Meeting Documents page. Note the meeting agenda is subject to change up until the day of the meeting and should be treated as a draft.

May 5th, 2014
Ocean Currents Radio Program on KWMR
Topic: TBA
Guest: 
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May 10, 2014
Cordell Bank 25th Anniversary/Photo Exhibit Reception

When: 1-5 PM (drop in event, stop in anytime)
Where: 1 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes, CA 94956
Red Barn Classroom Directions here.

Join Cordell Bank Sanctuary Staff for an afternoon openhouse at the Red Barn Classroom at Point Reyes National Seashore to celebrate 25 years of protecting the unique wilds of Cordell Bank and its surrounding waters. Enjoy the sanctuary's impressive traveling photo exhibit that is on display in the classroom and some light food/beverages. There will be a kids corner, a video corner, and the sanctuary's remotely operated vehicle (ROV) will be there to see up close. Talk with sanctuary staff who operate the ROV and learn how we use it. Families are welcome




Thursday, May 22, 2014
Public Hearing on the proposed expansion of Cordell Bank and Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuaries

Where: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Bay Model Visitor Center 2100 Bridgeway Blvd. Sausalito, CA
When: 6 pm

For more information related to this hearing and the proposed expansion


JUNE


June 2nd, 2014
Ocean Currents Radio Program on KWMR
Topic: TBA
Guest: 
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Monday, June 16th, 2014
Public Hearing on the proposed expansion of Cordell Bank
and Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuaries

Where: Point Arena City Hall 451 School Street, Point Arena, CA 95468 Sausalito, CA
When: 6 pm
For more information related to this hearing and the proposed expansion


June 17th, 2014
Public Hearing on the proposed expansion of Cordell Bank
and Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuaries

Where: Gualala Community Center 47950 Center Street Gualala, CA 95445
When: 6 pm
For more information related to this hearing and the proposed expansion


June 18th, 2014
Public Hearing on the proposed expansion of Cordell Bank and
Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuaries

Where: Grange Hall,1370 Bodega Ave, Bodega Bay, CA
When: 6 pm
For more information related to this hearing and the proposed expansion

June 30th, 2014
Public Comment Period Closes for proposal to expand Cordell Bank and Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuaries

For more information related to this public comment period and to find out how to comment click here


JULY


July 7th, 2014
Ocean Currents Radio Program on KWMR
Topic: TBA
Guest: 
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AUGUST


August 4th, 2014
Ocean Currents Radio Program on KWMR
Topic: TBA
Guest: 
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August 11th and 12thth, 2014
Winged Ambassadors: Ocean Literacy Through the Eyes of Albatross/Free Teacher Workshop
Where: Bay Model of Sausalito
Learn about the Winged Ambassadors curriculum and how to get involved in monitoring for microplastics at the beach. This workshop is put on in collaboration with the 5 Gyres Institute, Cordell Marine Sanctuary Foundation and the Bay Model of Sausalito. Learn more about this teacher workshop and find out how to register here

winged ambassadors logo










CBNMS Advisory Council logo August 21st, 2014
Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting
Where: Point Reyes National Seashore Red Barn Classroom, Point Reyes Station
When:To be determined
Meeting of the community-based advisory group that advises sanctuary management and serve as a liaison to sanctuary community constituent groups. Open to the public.
The agenda will be posted in advance of the meeting on the Advisory Council Meeting Documents page. Note the meeting agenda is subject to change up until the day of the meeting and should be treated as a draft.


August 17th, 2014 (note, also offered on August 24th
Cordell Bank Field Seminar (fee- based program)
6:45am- 5:00pm
Requires Registration - Register for 2014 Seminar here.
Description: Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary is an offshore oasis for wildlife. Located 20 miles west off the Marin/Sonoma coast, this rocky bank is a lush feeding ground for fish, invertebrates, seabirds and marine mammals. On these boat trips, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn how to identify and observe pelagic seabirds and marine mammals
  • Find out why and how marine mammals and seabirds come from so far away to feed in this region and what research is revealing
  • Learn about what the Sanctuary is doing to learn about and protect this ocean “hotspot”
As we cruise out to the Bank, we may encounter pods of Pacific white-sided dolphins, Dall’s porpoise, seals and numerous seabirds. We’ll enjoy and learn about whatever the ocean offers that day, be it seabirds, marine mammals, blue sharks, jellies, or more!

Boat Trips leave from Bodega Bay

August 17th, 2014-Naturalists Carol Keiper and Jennifer Stock August 24th, 2014-Naturalists Doreen Gurrola and Jennifer Stock

*personal discretion is advised as the boat may encounter rough weather. Personal stability and comfort at sea for a full day is strongly encouraged. For education resources related to this seminar, visit this link.





SEPTEMBER


September 1st, 2014
Ocean Currents Radio Program on KWMR
Topic: TBA
Guest: 
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OCTOBER


Octover 6th, 2014
Ocean Currents Radio Program on KWMR
Topic: TBA
Guest: 
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NOVEMBER


November 3rd, 2014
Ocean Currents Radio Program on KWMR
Topic: TBA
Guest: 
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November 13th, 2014
CBNMS Advisory Council logo Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting
Where: Point Blue Conservation Science Palomarin Room, Petaluma
When:To be determined
Meeting of the community-based advisory group that advises sanctuary management and serve as a liaison to sanctuary community constituent groups. Open to the public. The agenda will be posted in advance of the meeting on the Advisory Council Meeting Documents page. Note the meeting agenda is subject to change up until the day of the meeting and should be treated as a draft.




DECEMBER


December 1st, 2014
Ocean Currents Radio Program on KWMR
Topic: TBA
Guest: 
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