July 19, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ocean Pines Branch, Worcester County Library
11107 Cathell Rd
Berlin, MD 21811
Arlo Hemphill

Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan Open House Listening Session

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

6:00- 8:00 pm

Ocean Pines Branch, Worcester County Library

11107 Cathell Road

Berlin, MD 21811

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body (RPB) invites the public to attend an Open House on the Eastern Shore of Maryland to consider a Draft Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan. The Draft Plan outlines a series of actions on how federal and state agencies, tribes and the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council may better collaborate to ensure healthy, productive, and resilient marine ecosystems and sustainable ocean uses in the Mid-Atlantic, including state and federal waters off Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.


An opportunity to provide public comment on the Draft Plan will be provided.


Prior to the Open House the draft Plan will be available at:



Please join us at this Open House & Public Listening Session for an opportunity to learn more about the Draft Plan and provide public comment to the MidA RPB.



Please note times are approximate and may shift as needed.


5:30 pm         Registration


6:00 pm         Welcome Remarks

Kate Morrison, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO)

Gwynne Schultz, Maryland Department of Natural Resources


6:10 pm         Presentation: Overview of the Mid-Atlantic Draft Ocean Action Plan

John Kennedy, Maritime Administration, US Department of Transportation

Gwynne Schultz, Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Kelsey Leonard, Shinnecock Indian Nation


6:30 pm         Q&A Listening Session

Note: The time is approximate and this portion of the agenda will last for as long as there is interest from the public. Participants will be encouraged to then join the poster session for additional information and discussion.

                        Kate Morrison, MARCO (facilitator)


7:30 pm         Poster Session

                        Representatives of Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body entities


8:00 pm         Open House adjourns