One of the best things about living in California is the amazing coast we have right in our backyard. The California coast is world-famous for its beaches -- and it's also an important habitat for many plants and animals.
However, the coast faces threats from offshore drilling, ocean garbage patches and global warming sea-level rise. This threatens our environment and way of life -- everything that makes California special.
But right now you have the opportunity to make a difference. The Obama Administration wants to hear from you about the important issues threatening our coast. Come to the Listening Session this Thursday in San Francisco to make your voice heard!
Here are the details:
WHAT: National Oceans Policy Listening Session
WHEN: Thursday, June 30. Reception at the Sierra Club office, 11:30 am (lunch provided for those who RSVP). Listening Session: 1:00-4:00 pm.
WHERE: Reception: 85 Second St., San Francisco (map); Listening Session: Hilton San Francisco, 333 O'Farrell St., San Francisco (map)
Questions: For info, call Roxy Carter (858) 531-7555 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Lesli Daniel at email@example.com
Last year, President Obama signed an executive order creating the National Ocean Policy, to improve the health and vitality of our oceans by coordinating and integrating the 140 separate laws affecting the ocean, from offshore oil drilling to marine sanctuaries to shipping channels to commercial and recreational fishing to invasive species.
Nine strategic action plans have been written1, and the Sierra Club is working to streamline the 140 laws into an integrated policy that conserves and protects California’s Coast. Now's your chance to make your voice heard and protect our coast!
Thank you for all you do for our environment.
Lesli Daniel, California Coast Resilient Habitats Campaign
Roxy Carter, Marine Team
P.S. If you cannot attend this listening session, you can sign up for another session or make online comments. Please forward this email to a friend, or share it on Facebook or Twitter using the buttons below:
 National Ocean Council, Strategic Action Plans.
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