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
The Wednesday, January 24, 2018 in-person public MidA RPB meeting at EPA in Philadelphia, PA has been postponed -- Details about the next in-person public meeting will be posted here when available.
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 recording (with closed captions) and a transcript from the webinar chatbox are expected to be posted here in the next few weeks.
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.