News Archive

January 14, 2011
SAC MEETING AGENDA FOR 19 Jan 2011
The next SAC meeting will be held on 19 January 2011 at the Holiday Inn in Rockland, MA (9:00 AM-3:30 PM).
Agenda
Directions

January 14, 2011
SBNMS SEEKS NEW SAC MEMBERS
The sanctuary is seeking applicants for the following seats on the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council: (1) At- Large Alternate seat and (1) Maritime Heritage Member and (1) Maritime Heritage Alternate seat. For additional information, please contact Elizabeth Stokes or Nathalie Ward.
SAC Application
Here is the publication link for the Stellwagen Bank NMS Advisory Council FRN

December 20, 2010
2011 MARINE ART CONTEST NOW UNDERWAY, 2010 WINNERS ON DISPLAY AT JFK BUILDING IN BOSTON
The Massachusetts Marine Educators and Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary announce the 2011 Marine Art Contest for students in grades K-12. The contest deadline is April 28, 2011. Students may submit their artwork in one of five divisions: elementary (grades K-4), middle school (grades 5-8), high school (grades 9-12), scientific illustration (all grades) and computer graphics/photography (all grades). There is no charge for this contest and all students (public, private, homeschool, afterschool) are welcome to participate. Click here for a brochure and entry form for the contest.

A traveling art show of the winning entries from the 2010 contest will be on display until the end of January in the JFK Building in Boston and at the Salem National Historic Site Visitor Center in Salem, Mass. throughout the month of February.

November 2, 2010
MARINE CAREERS MINI-COURSES AT MASSASOIT COMMUNITY CILLEGE
The sanctuary is partnering with Massasoit Community College to offer a four-week FREE mini course introducing high school and college students to a variety of marine careers. The lectures will be offered on Tuesday nights from 6:30pm-8:30pm, Nov. 2, 9, 16 and 23. For more information, contact the sanctuary at 781-545-8026.
Click here for the information brochure!

October 29, 2010
SBNMS SEEKS NEW ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 19 NOVEMBER 2010
SBNMS is recruiting for new members for our Sanctuary Advisory Council (SAC).
Completed SAC applications must be received by close of business 19 November 2010 at Stellwagen National Marine Sanctuary Office, 175 Edward Foster Road, Scituate, MA 02066 or emailed to: Elizabeth.Stokes@noaa.gov or faxed to: 781-545-8036. See attached application package, which includes the application, SBNMS Charter and Federal Register Notice. For additional information please contact: Elizabeth Stokes 781-545-8026 x 201 or Nathalie Ward, SAC Coordinator, Nathalie.Ward@noaa.gov.
Download the Application, the Charter and the Federal Register Notice.

October 15, 2010
SANCTUARY ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING
Wednesday 27 October 2010M
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Plymouth Yacht Club
34 Union Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
Office Phone: (508) 746-7207
Click here for the agenda.

September 17, 2010
NEW ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS APPOINTED
The sanctuary has announced the selection of seven individuals to primary seats on the Advisory Council and three alternate members. Click here to learn more about these appointments.

July 30, 2010
SBNMS SEEKS NEW ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 11 OCT.
SBNMS is recruiting for new members for our Sanctuary Advisory Council (SAC). New Council seats include: one primary member seat representing Conservation; and for alternate member seats representing Conservation, At-Large, Whale Watching, Education, and Mobile Gear Commercial Fishing.
Completed SAC applications must be received by close of business 11 October 2010 at Stellwagen National Marine Sanctuary Office, 175 Edward Foster Road, Scituate, MA 02066 or emailed to: Elizabeth.Stokes@noaa.gov or faxed to: 781-545-8036. See attached application package, which includes the application, SBNMS Charter and Federal Register Notice. For additional information please contact: Elizabeth Stokes 781-545-8026 x 201 or Nathalie Ward, SAC Coordinator, Nathalie.Ward@noaa.gov.
Download the Application, the Charter and the Federal Register Notice.

June 28, 2010
SBNMS PARTICIPATES IN COUSTEAU DAY
To celebrate researcher and explorer Jacques Cousteau's (1910-1997) life, the staff at the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuaries donned Cousteau's famous red hat.
red hats

May 24, 2010
RV AUK PASSES USCG AUXILIARY VESSEL SAFETY CHECK
Free Boat Examinations Available to Public
To kick off National Safe Boating Week (May 22-28), the sanctuary asked the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary to undertake a vessel safety check on the Research Vessel Auk. These free inspections are offered to the public as a means of increasing boater safety. The RV Auk passed with flying colors. Click here to read a press release about the vessel safety check program.


April 27, 2010
WHALES RETURN TO STELLWAGEN BANK
The 2010 whale watching season is now upon us. The sanctuary asks that individuals wishing to view whales in their natural environment take precautions to keep themselves and the animals safe and healthy. Click here for our press release about safe whale watching.


April 21, 2010
2009 ACCOMPLISHMENT REPORT
The National Marine Sanctuaries' 2009 Accomplishment report has been released. The Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary was featured prominently in this report which highlights our accoustics research, maritime heritage program, and Dave Wiley's Gold Medal Award from the Department of Commerce.
Click here for more information.
Or Click here to download the report directly.


April 8, 2010
BECOME A MEMBER OF THE SANCTUARY'S ADVISORY COUNCIL
SBNMS is seeking applicants for the following seats on its Sanctuary Advisory Council: For two-year terms for member (M) and alternate (A) seats for: (1) Research (M&A), (1) Conservation (M&A), (1) Whalewatching (M&A), (1) Fixed Gear Commercial Fishing (M&A), (1) Diving (M&A), (1) At-Large (M&A), (1) Education (A), and, (1) Business and Industry (M)). Additionally, three-year terms for: (1) Conservation (M), (1) Mobile Gear Commercial Fishing (A).
To view the press release announcement click here.


April 8, 2010
JOIN US IN WELCOMING NEW MEMBERS TO THE SANCTUARY COUNCIL
For a full Council list, please see SAC Members (PDF).
Three-Year Term
Research: Rick Murray (M) and Peter Auster (A)
Conservation: Priscilla Brooks (A)
Education: Rich Delaney (M) and Susan Farady (A)
Recreational Fishing: Michael Sosik (M) and Brad White (A)
Mobile Fishing Gear: Vito Giacolone (M)
Marine Transportation: Frank Morton (M) and Bob McCabe (A)
At-Large: Deborah Cramer( M)
At-Large: John Williamson (M) and Lisa Volgenau-Fitzgerald (A)
Two-Year Term
Education: Billy Spitzer (M)


April 8, 2010
MARINE ART CONTEST ANNOUNCED
The 2010 Marine Art Contest, jointly sponsored by the Massachusetts Marine Educators, the sanctuary and several other regional organizations, is now underway. Students in grades K-12 are invited to submit artwork that showcases "Amazing Ocean Creatures of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary and the Gulf of Maine." Click here to obtain more information about the contest and an entry form.


April 8, 2010
DAVE WILEY AWARDED HIGHEST HONORARY GOLD MEDAL AWARD FROM THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE
Dave Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, has been awarded a Gold Medal by the Secretary of Commerce for his leadership in designing and implementing innovative research projects to protect endangered whales in and around the sanctuary. The Gold Medal is the Commerce Department’s highest honorary award, presented annually for distinguished performance in support of the department’s critical objectives. Click here for press release.


April 8, 2010
SANCTUARY MANAGEMENT PLAN IN DEVELOPMENT
The sanctuary is now in the process of developing its Final Management Plan. Click here to view the Draft Management Plan and the collected public comments.
Click here
for a short guide to the plan!


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