The National Park Service plans two meetings on island this week to help formulate plans for managing the park and the Coral Reef National Monument. The protection of cultural and natural resources, encouraging positive visitor experiences, and cooperating with locals living on island is objectives to be considered. At meetings Wednesday night in Coral Bay at John’s Folly Learning Center and Thursday night at Sprauve School, Park officials will report on how they have adapted some of the ideas presented to them over the past year. Public input is encou8raged.
More information is available at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?projectId=11165. There’s also a newsletter, reporting on the status of the project and including numerous documents, graphics and maps. Download the PDF file.