The Monitor National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council meets in person Jan. 26 in Newport News, Virginia.
The public is invited to attend the meeting 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Mariners’ Museum and Park, 100 Museum Drive.
An agenda is available for download from the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary website, monitor.noaa.gov.
The advisory council was established in 2005 to assure continuous public participation in the management of the sanctuary and to provide advice to the sanctuary superintendent on cultural resource protection, critical issues involving sanctuary use or resources, sanctuary research objectives, and education and outreach programs. The council represents a variety of local user groups, the public and state and federal government agencies.
Managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary was designated in 1975 to protect the wreck of the famed Civil War ironclad USS Monitor, which sank in 1862 during a storm 16 miles off Cape Hatteras.