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Public meetings on NOAA Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

MEDIA RELEASE

Help shape the future of NOAA’s Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary!

WHAT: Public scoping meetings on the future of NOAA’s Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

PURPOSE: The sanctuary is currently reviewing its management plan and is seeking input on a proposal to expand its scope and direction to protect and conserve other living marine resources, in addition to humpback whales and submerged cultural heritage resources within the sanctuary.

WHEN/WHERE:
August 10: Hilo – NOAA Mokupapapa Discovery Center, 308 Kamehameha Ave., Suite 109
August 11: Kona – Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort, 78-6740 Ali‘i Drive
August 12: Honolulu – Central Union Church, 1660 South Beretania St., 5:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m.
August 14: Lihue – Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School, 4431 Nuhou Street, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
August 14: Kilauea – Kilauea Neighborhood Center, 2460 Keneke Street, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
August 16: Kihei – Lokelani Middle School, 1401 Liloa Drive
August 17: Lahaina – Lahaina Civic Center, 1840 Honoapiilani Hwy
August 18: Kaunakakai – Mitchell Pauole Center, 90 Ainoa Street
August 23: Haleiwa – Sunset Beach Elementary School Cafeteria, 59-360 Kamehameha Highway
August 26: Lanai City – Lanai High & Elementary School, 555 Fraser Avenue

TIME: Meetings will be held from 6 to 9 pm, unless otherwise noted above

WHO: Representatives of NOAA’s Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary and the State of Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources

For more information visit hawaiihumpbackwhale.noaa.gov or call 1.888.55.WHALE ext 267

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