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Ocean Protection Council Meeting, July 29, 2015

The Ocean Protection Council held a public meeting on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 1:00 pm, at the Natural Resource Building Auditorium, 1416 Ninth Street, Sacramento, California.

Tribal Webinar on Draft Proposition 1 Grant Guidelines

On July 7th from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. the OPC will be hosting a webinar on the OPC Draft Proposition 1 Grant Guidelines (available here). This webinar is intended exclusively for Tribal representatives only and intended to be an information-sharing opportunity, not formal consultation. If you cannot participate but would like to designate someone else to represent your tribe, please send a note with that person’s name and title. Please follow these steps to access the meeting:

To join the online meeting:
1. Go to
2. If requested, enter your name and email address.
3. Click “Join”.

To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link:

To join the teleconference only:
Provide your phone number when you join the meeting to receive a call back. Alternatively, you can call:
Call-in toll-free number (Verizon): 1-(888) 942-7803 (US)
Call-in number (Verizon): 1-(203) 280-9327 (US)

Attendee access code: 514 235 6
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Please contact our Tribal Liaison Jennifer Phillips ( with any questions or comments.


The Ocean Science Trust is hiring an Executive Director

The California Ocean Science Trust is looking for a leader to advance their initiatives and reputation for excellence in science-­based policy and resource management. For the Position Description and application instructions, click here.

Proposition 1: Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014

The Ocean Protection Council (OPC) staff has developed draft Proposition 1 guidelines [download]. The public is encouraged to review and comment on these draft guidelines.

Please email comments to

Or mail comments to:
Attn: Nick Sadrpour
The Ocean Protection Council
1416 Ninth Street
Suite 1311 Sacramento
CA 95814

The deadline for comments is August 21, 2015. The OPC will hold three public meetings around the state for the purpose of receiving comments on the draft guidelines:

  • June 24th from 2-5pm (*this is a change in time) at the California Natural Resources Agency Auditorium (First Floor), 1416 Ninth Street, Sacramento, California
  • July 14th from 9-11am at the Southern California Coastal Water Resources Project, 3535 Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa, California
  • August 11th from 9:30-11:30am at the Wharfinger Building (Bay Room), 1 Marina Way, Eureka, California

Public Meeting – South Coast Collaborative Forum

Ocean Protection Council representatives will meet with co-chairs and members of the San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Catalina Island, and Santa Barbara Channel Marine Protected Area Collaboratives, on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, from 10:00 pm to 5:00 pm, at the Cabrillo Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M White Drive, San Pedro, California, to discuss common themes, identify needs, and make plans for the coming year. Council action will not occur at this forum. A copy of the agenda is available here

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