Degradation of Mattawoman to continue if Comprehensive Plan is not improved!
Experts say this comp plan is the “last opportunity” to assure Mattawoman’s health, but the present plan “will not” do it.Details here.
Mallows Bay-Potomac River nomination to become a National Marine Sanctuary.
Comments due January 15, 2016.
Please consider asking for a larger sanctuary. Details here.
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NOAA invites public comments
Please consider expanded boundaries
Deadline January 15, 2016
The process for designating a Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary has reached the scoping stage. The public is encouraged to provide input on what they'd like the sanctuary to be.
Note: the nomination for this sanctuary encourages fishing.
MWS advocates for expanded boundaries to better meet the goals for education, research, and boosted tourism. As currently proposed, the boundaries encompass historic Mallows Bay and a small section of the surrounding Potomac (to the opposite shore). This makes it one of the smallest sanctuaries, and misses a prime opportunity to leverage the extensive ecological range of a larger sanctuary.
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