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DCTF Meeting Agenda for Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Dungeness Crab Task Force will hold a public meeting in Ukiah, California, at the Ukiah Valley Conference Center, Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Single-use plastic bag ban signed in California

On September 30, 2014 California became the first state in the nation to enact a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. In this precedential moment, Secretary for Natural Resources and Ocean Protection Council Chair John Laird applauds the legislature and Governor Jerry Brown for ushering in this ban.

Summary of Resolutions Passed at the August 27, 2014 OPC Meeting

On August 27, 2014, the California Ocean Protection Council passed two resolutions: one to support the State Water Resource Control Board’s adoption of a trash policy, and one to support implementation of the “Safeguarding California Plan for Reducing Climate Risk.”

New Resources for Responding to Coastal Climate Change in California

Building on the growing momentum to address climate change impacts to coastal California, there are many funding, training and capacity-building events upcoming. These include Coastal Climate Change featured at the California Adaptation Forum, a free workshop on Sea-level Rise and Shoreline Change Planning Tools, 4th Climate Assessment Public Meetings, CivicSpark Climate Readiness Teams for Capacity-building for Local Governments in CA, the Kresge Foundation Initiative for Climate-Resilience for Low-income People, the State Coastal Conservancy Climate Ready Grant Program, and Local Technical Assistance Grants for Climate Change Impacts to Economic Development. Click through to learn more.

Draft “The California Collaborative Approach: Marine Protected Area Partnership Plan”

The draft of “The California Collaborative Approach: Marine Protected Areas Partnership Plan” (Partnership Plan) is closed for public and tribal comment, and under review. Thanks to all who participated in the comment period.

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