July 8, 2009 11:50 AM
SANTA BARBARA The Marine Life Protection Act Initiative is hosting eight open houses this summer, and on July 9, one will be held in downtown Santa Barbara.
The public is invited to attend the three-hour open house at 5:30 p.m. at Fess Parker's DoubleTree Resort at 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd.
The purpose of the event is to discuss the draft marine protection area proposals for the MLPA south coast study region, which includes waters from Point Conception to the border with Mexico.
Community members are encouraged to provide written comments after being provided information about the draft proposals.
Members of the regional stakeholder group who helped draft the proposals will be on-hand to answer questions and participate in dialogue, along with MLPA Initiative and Department of Fish and Game staff and the MLPA blue ribbon task force.
For more information, visit dfg.ca.gov.