[Coral-List] Announcement: U.S. Coral Reef Task Force meeting, Feb 24-25, Washington, D.C.

Roger B Griffis Roger.B.Griffis at noaa.gov
Tue Jan 20 17:47:23 EST 2004

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Announcement:  U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Meeting, February 24 – 25,
2004, Washington, DC

The next meeting of the United States Coral Reef Task Force (Task Force)
will be held in Washington, DC, on
Tuesday and Wednesday, February 24 – 25, 2004.  The meeting is open to
the public and participation is
encouraged.  Limited space is available for exhibits and displays on
February 24 – 25, and there will be opportunity for public comment on
February 25.

The Task Force, which consists of senior representatives of twelve U.S.
federal agencies, seven U.S. states/territories, and three Freely
Associated States, meets twice a year to discuss priorities, progress,
and other issues related to
conservation and management of coral reef ecosystems.  The Task Force
meetings also provide a forum for a wide
variety of interested government and non-government stakeholders to
present and discuss issues and contributions
with the Task Force.

The 2-day meeting will be held on February 24 – 25 at the auditorium of
the U.S. Department of Commerce at 14th
Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.  On February 24,
there will be a Workshop on Outreach and Education efforts, and two
science panel discussions.  On February 25, there will be a business
meeting of the full Task Force.

Detailed information such as meeting registration, travel, lodging, and
agenda will be posted at the Task Force website www.coralreef.gov once
it is available.  For additional information please contact Shane Guan
<Shane.Guan at noaa.gov>.

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