Friday April 25, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Romita Auditorium, Ryan Library
715 North Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10801
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AGENDA (Stay tuned for updates)
8:30-9:00 Registration & Breakfast
9:00-9:10 Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:10-9:20 History: Block's Voyages of Discovery
9:50-10:50 Revisiting Long Island Sound’s History & Setting a Course for its Future - This panel will participate in an interactive discussion that traverses 20 years of action, today’s challenges, and the Sound community’s future opportunities.
Moderated by Tom Andersen, Director of Communications and Community Outreach, Connecticut Audubon and New York Program and Communications Coordinator, Save the Sound
10:50-11:00 Making it Personal: Putting the CCMP into Action
11:00-12:45 CCMP Renewal: The New Blueprint - Breakout Sessions, Participants will explore priority areas for future action in the four CCMP categories: Waters and Watersheds, Wildlife and Habitats, Sound Communities, and Science and Management.
2:00-2:20 Breakout Session Report, Curt Johnson, Connecticut Fund for the Environment
2:20-3:20 Government Action - This panel will discuss action items for all levels of government: local, state and federal. Panelists will highlight the CCMP themes and priorities from the breakout session, while addressing the best ways to communicate successes and promote funding for the four CCMP areas.
3:20-3:30 Closing Remarks
23rd Annual Long Island Sound Citizens Summit
Sound Discoveries: Celebrating Long Island Sound's Past & Charting its Future On the 400th Anniversary of Adriaen Block's Voyages of Discovery
Long Island Sound has seen much change since Adriaen Block sailed its length 400 years ago. Urban centers sprung up on its shores, fishing industries persevered through booms and busts, and water quality struggled to cope with pollution. Recognizing we were facing a tipping point, the 1994 Long Island Sound Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (“CCMP”) was established as a blueprint to protect and restore this culturally important estuary. The 2014 Summit will bring together a wide variety of stakeholders – including businesses, universities, and members of the public – to highlight this historic moment and to discuss and prioritize goals and strategies for Long Island Sound's updated management blueprint.
This highly anticipated conference is loaded with experts from the scientific, cultural and community fields and will feature Long Island Sound advocates, agencies and participation from the public to discuss the Sound's past, present and future and prioritize goals and strategies for the CCMP. The conference will conclude with a government action panel that will highlight the CCMP themes and priorities from the breakout session, while addressing the best ways to communicate successes and promote funding for the four CCMP areas.
Event Includes Breakfast and Lunch
Event Fee: $35
Student Fee: $20
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please email Brittany Chamberlin Martin at