Clean Water Schooling
Sanctuary hosts symposium.
Thursday, March 4, 2004
At “Clean Waters, Healthy Oceans,” a symposium cosponsored by the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments, the public is invited to learn about water quality issues that affect the Sanctuary.
The symposium is an opportunity for the public to meet with water quality researchers and Sanctuary experts to “discuss both the sources of pollution as well as the impact to our coastal environment,” says Liz Love, a Sanctuary education specialist.
“We’ll be having speakers and various talks and there will be the opportunity for the public to view research posters as well as exhibits,” Love says. “There will also be organizations involved with water quality issues and people can learn how can get involved with water quality monitoring.”
Registration is from 8-8:45am, and the event is free. Sessions include, “Inflows to the Sanctuary,” “Cultivating for Clean Water: Agriculture’s Role in Protecting the Bay,” “Impacts of the Chemical Cocktail,” and “California Killer Whales: Their Ecology and Chemical Contaminants.”
The event takes place Saturday, March 6, from 8am-4:30pm, at CSUMB’s University Center on Sixth Street in Seaside. Call 647-4255 or 883-3750.