Hudson Canyon Virtual Public Meeting 1

The NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) invites the public to participate in the first step in the process to potentially designate a new national marine sanctuary off the coast of New York and New Jersey. The Wildlife Conservation Society submitted a nomination for a Hudson Canyon National Marine Sanctuary in November 2016, noting that the area provides a wide range of benefits to New York and New Jersey residents such as clean air, fresh water, recreation, and food.

CLICK HERE to for full details on the nomination and instructions for submitting comments.

In order to gather public input on the proposed designation, ONMS will host virtual and in-person meetings on the dates listed below. Individuals who plan on attending the virtual public meetings to give oral comments, and any other interested parties, must register in advance of the meeting using the registration links below. Oral public comments are limited to three minutes. Public comment will be accepted during the virtual meetings by advanced registration only. In order to provide oral public comment, participants must join the webinar online. Participants can sign up to speak by typing "public comment sign up" and their name in the webinar question box at any point before public comment begins.

Virtual public meeting 1:
Date and Time: Thursday, June 23, 2022, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET

Virtual public meeting 2:
Date and Time: Wednesday, August 3, 2022, 5:00 PM - 7:00 p.m. ET

In-person public meeting 1:
Date and Time: Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET
Location: Alexander Hamilton U.S. Customs House, Naval Officers Room
1 Bowling Green
New York, NY, 10004

In-person public meeting 2:
Date and Time: Thursday, July 21, 2022, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET
Location: Monmouth University, Urban Coast Institute, Edison Building Atrium-E201
400 Cedar Ave.
West Long Branch, NJ 07764



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