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Monterey Bay Issue Name: Water Quality – WQPP Implementation diver in clear water

Water quality has been a frequently raised concern in the public scoping process. The Sanctuary and its partners have developed a framework to address water quality in four previously developed plans of the Water Quality Protection Program (WQPP). The WQPP is a collaborative effort with federal, state and local agencies, public and private groups to identify and address water quality issues in the Sanctuary and its watersheds. The four plans that have been completed and implementation begun include urban runoff, regional monitoring, marinas and boating, and agriculture. More...

Issue Summary
  See the Proposed Action Plans
Draft Action Plan
Working Group Roles and Responsibilities
  Roles and Responsibilities (pdf 24K)
  Consensus Based Decision Making (pdf 24K)
Meeting Preparation
  WQ Scoping Comments (pdf 264K)
Additional Information

JMPR Documents

Working Group Participants:
~Working Group Contact~
Name Affiliation Email Phone
Chris Coburn MBNMS 831-420-1670
~Sanctuary Advisory Council Members (SAC) & Other Stakeholders ~
Name Affiliation Email
Kaitilin Gaffney MBNMS SAC, Conservation  
Richard Nutter MBNMS SAC, Agriculture  
Craig J. Wilson MBNMS SAC, SWRCB  
Donna Bradford Santa Cruz County  
Ross Clark CA Coastal Commission  
Alison Jones RWQCB #3  
Deborah Johnston CA Dept. of Fish and Game  
Robert Ketley City of Watsonville  
Dawn Mathes CCCC Farm Bureau  
Cheryl McGovern EPA  
Daniel Mountjoy NRCS  
Terri Nevins California Coastal Conservancy  
Fleur O'Neill Save our Shores  
Nick Papadakis AMBAG  
Dean Peterson San Mateo County  
Ann Powell RWQCB #2  
John Ricker Santa Cruz County Environmental Health  
Mark Silberstein Elkhorn Slough  
Fred Watson Watershed Institute, CSUMB  
Karen Worcester RWQCB #3  
~MBNMS Staff ~
Name Affiliation Email Phone
Lisa Emanuelson MBNMS 831-647-4201
Bridget Hoover MBNMS/WQ Monitoring Network 831-883-9303
Katie Siegler MBNMS 831-647-4219
Holly Price MBNMS 831-647-4247

Working Group Timeline:
Start: January, 2003
Time Location Documents
February 21
9am-12:30pm MBNMS Main Office  
March 14
9am-12:30pm MBNMS Main Office  
April 11
9am-12:30pm MBNMS Main Office cancelled
Complete: April, 2003
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