November 1, 2010
Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark to designate new Aquatic Reserve in Puget Sound
Commissioner to adopt final plan of Protection Island Aquatic Reserve
OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites members of the media and public to the Gardiner Community Center on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 1:45p.m. for the official designation of the Protection Island Aquatic Reserve and adoption of the reserve management plan.
Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark will speak at the event highlighting the success of local partner organizations that worked with DNR on the reserve proposal and the importance of protecting Puget Sound.
What: Protection Island Aquatic Reserve Designation
When: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 1:45p.m.
Where: Gardiner Community Center, 980 Old Gardiner Rd, Sequim, WA 98382-8745
From Port Townsend:
Take WA-104 W. Take the ramp to US-101 N/Olympic Hwy. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for US-101 N and merge onto US-101 N/Olympic Hwy. Slight right at Old Gardiner Rd. Gardiner Community Center will be on the left.
Take exit 177 WA-104 W towards Edmonds. Turn right at WA-104 Lake Ballinger Way; follow the signs to WA-104 W/Kingston Ferry. Turn left at Main Street and take the WA-104 W/Kingston Edmonds Ferry to Kingston. Continue onto WA-104 W; turn right at WA-104 Hood Canal Bridge. Take US-101 N/ Olympic Hwy then turn right at Old Gardiner Rd. Gardiner Community Center will be on the left.
The Protection Island Aquatic Reserve was proposed for designation in 2008 by the People for Puget Sound. Thanks to the collaborative effort of multiple non-governmental organizations, state, local and federal agencies and private citizens, a comprehensive and diverse management plan has been developed for this unique aquatic environment.
Media Contact: Abbey Corzine, Communications Specialist, 360-902-1401, firstname.lastname@example.org
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