Smith & Minor Islands Designated Aquatic Reserves – 10/14 at 10AM

The  dedication ceremony for the final designation of the Smith & Minor Islands Aquatic Reserve will take place at  10 am on October 14, 2010, at the beach picnic shelter at Fort Ebey State Park, 400 Hill Valley Dr., Coupeville.Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark will be signing the final document at this event.

The comprehensive management plan will serve as a guide for the continuing protection, restoration, monitoring, environmental education and public enjoyment of the more than 30,000 acres protected within the aquatic reserve.

This event marks the culmination of several years of hard work and dedication by the many individuals and groups that partnered with DNR to protect the important habitat found within surrounding Smith & Minor Island, and along the western shore of Whidbey Island.

Contact Kyle Murphy  (360) 902-1073, or it you have any questions.