The meetings in Newport on Wednesday, March 12 and in Yachats on Thursday, March 13 will focus on how the agency will monitor the social and economic effects of the creation of the reserves, and how the agency shares that information with the public, according to Stacy Galleher, ODFW marine reserves outreach coordinator.
The meeting for the Cascade Head Marine Reserve will be:
March 12, 6-8 p.m. at the Newport Recreation Center, 225 SE Avery St., Newport.
The meeting for the Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve will be:
March 13, from 6-8 p.m. at Yachats Common, U.S. Hwy 101 at 5th St., Yachats.
These are the second in a series of community workshops that will help guide the development of management plans for the two marine reserves. Additional workshops will be held later this spring and will focus on topics ranging from rules compliance to how to get involved, Galleher said.
People who cannot attend the meeting, can send their comments to ODFW at Stacy.N.Galleher@state.or.us. There will be additional opportunities for public input and review as the management plans are developed and considered.