April 9, 2014
NEWPORT, Ore. – ODFW continues its series of workshops to solicit community input to help develop management plans for Oregon’s newest marine reserves with public meetings scheduled for Lincoln City and Florence on April 16 and 17.
According to Cristen Don, ODFW marine reserves program leader, these workshops will focus on the kinds of research or other projects the community is interested in for the Cascade Head and Cape Perpetua marine reserves. In particular ODFW is interested in learning about potential projects that could eventually be led by the community.
The meeting for Cascade Head will be Wednesday, April 16, 6-8 p.m. at the Lincoln City Community Center, 2150 NE Oar Place, Lincoln City.
The meeting for Cape Perpetua will be Thursday, April 17, 6-8 p.m. at the Siuslaw Library, 1460 9th St., Florence.
“We hope by highlighting the community’s interests and priorities in the site management plans we will be able to foster community projects and attract additional research beyond what is being carried out by ODFW at these marine reserve sites,” Don said.
Community led projects can focus on any aspect of marine reserve implementation including research, monitoring, economic development, outreach or education.