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Current and former co-leads accepted the award on behalf of the MidA RPB (photo credit:  Bill Schultz)

Upcoming Events

Save the date for the next in-person MidA RPB public meeting: Thursday, August 2, 2018 in Richmond, VA. The meeting will be held at the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, 1111 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219. Additional meeting details will be posted here when available.

On May 11, 2017, the MidA RPB was honored along with the Northeast RPB and the Ocean SAMP team in Rhode Island as recipients of the 2017 Peter Benchley Ocean Award for "Excellence in Solutions" for successful development of their respective ocean plans to engage in regional ocean planning

Recent Events

MidA RPB public webinar on February 13, 2018 - please visit this page for details. The MidA RPB held a webinar to replace the cancelled January 24 public meeting. The webinar recording (with closed captions), including a transcript from the webinar chatbox, is now posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9e3XIPivOo&authuser=0.

Nov. 2: MidA RPB Ecologically Rich Areas Workshop - hosted by MARCO (agenda is available through this link: www.boem.gov/Agenda-ERA-Workshop/) - the Workshop Summary is now available.

Please visit this page for information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mid-atlantic-regional-planning-body-ecologically-rich-areas-workshop-tickets-38256809146

July 19-20, 2017: MidA RPB Healthy Ocean Indicators Workshop - In Baltimore, MD, hosted by MARCO ; report now available through this link: http://www.boem.gov/Final-Indicators-report-from-CBI-with-appendices-for-RPB/

June 20, 2017 MidA RPB In-Person Public Meeting

June 7, 2017: MidA RPB Marine Debris Reduction Workshop - In Richmond, VA, hosted by MARCO

May 19, 2017: MidA RPB Ecologically Rich Areas Workshop - In Dover, DE, hosted by MARCO

Non-Consumptive Recreation Workshops in the Mid-Atlantic Region

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) and Surfrider Foundation co-hosted four workshops to engage the public in a discussion of the value of important non-consumptive recreational areas and the activities they sustain.

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