Calendar of Events

photo of reef top
Reef top of Cordell Bank. Credit: Joe Hoyt/NOAA

January

January 19-21, 2022

Beyond the Golden Gate Research Symposium

Learn about the ongoing research in the Cordell Bank and Greater Farallones national marine sanctuaries and beyond. This is a virtual event and requires FREE registration.


February

February 10, 2022

Joint Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting- Meeting of the Cordell Bank and Greater Farallones national marine sanctuaries' advisory councils

When: TBD

Where: Virtual Meeting- Attendees Register in Advance.

What: Meeting of the community-based advisory group that advises sanctuary management and serves as a liaison to sanctuary community constituent groups. Open to the public. The agenda will be on the Advisory Council Meeting Documents page a week before the meeting. Note meeting agendas are subject to change up until the day of the meeting and should be treated as drafts.


March


April

April 14, 2022

Cordell Bank Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting

When: TBD

Where: TBD

What: Meeting of the community-based advisory group that advises sanctuary management and serves as a liaison to sanctuary community constituent groups. Open to the public. The agenda will be on the Advisory Council Meeting Documents page a week before the meeting. Note meeting agendas are subject to change up until the day of the meeting and should be treated as drafts.

April 21, 2022

Point Reyes Birding and Nature Festival- Point Reyes coastal headlands guided walk by Dr. Sarah Allen and sanctuary educator, Jennifer Stock

When: 8:00am-12:00pm

Where: Point Reyes National Seashore

What: Join guide and author, Sarah Allen and NOAA/national marine sanctuary educator, Jennifer Stock for a morning exploring pelagic life at Point Reyes National Seashore at Point Reyes Headlands. Jutting out nearly 20-miles to the open ocean, the Point Reyes Headlands are an ideal location for spotting migrating pelagic life, including Pacific Gray Whales, Northern Elephant Seals, Pacific Harbor Seals, and thousands of nesting seabirds. The area provides views of the Greater Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries, federal marine protected areas where thousands of birds and fish, as well as whales, sharks, seals and other marine life feed from the cold, nutrient-rich waters. 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the National Marine Sanctuary System and the 60th anniversary of Point Reyes National Seashore. Join us as we “Get into the Sanctuary” by exploring its rugged edges and the Marine Wilderness of Point Reyes National Seashore. *Note, this walk is part of a privately sponsored nature festival and requires fee and registration, to learn more and register click here.


May


June


July

National Marine Sanctuaries 50th Anniversary Get into your Sanctuary Family Workshop - Crab Fishing!

Where: Crissy Field, 991 Marine Drive, San Francisco, Pier Building Classroom

When: July 9, 2022

What: Attention all curious crustaceans! Prepare your claws and carapaces for a family event devoted entirely to crabs. Learn about crab anatomy with our crab dress-up costume and naturalist-led dissection of invasive green crabs. Look and touch real live shore crabs and sand crabs. As a grand finale, we will be using crab traps to fish for rock and Dungeness crabs off of our classroom pier. To register for this free event: visit farallones.org/events

Contact Justin.Holl@noaa.gov 415-530-5351


August

August 18, 2022

Cordell Bank Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting

When: TBD

Where: TBD

What: Meeting of the community-based advisory group that advises sanctuary management and serves as a liaison to sanctuary community constituent groups. Open to the public. The agenda will be on the Advisory Council Meeting Documents page a week before the meeting. Note meeting agendas are subject to change up until the day of the meeting and should be treated as drafts.


September


October


November

November 10, 2022

Cordell Bank Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting

When: TBD

Where: TBD

What: Meeting of the community-based advisory group that advises sanctuary management and serves as a liaison to sanctuary community constituent groups. Open to the public. The agenda will be on the Advisory Council Meeting Documents page a week before the meeting. Note meeting agendas are subject to change up until the day of the meeting and should be treated as drafts.


December