You are invited to attend and alert your colleagues to this opportunity to provide information to Secretary Mabus. The input of the general public is crucial.
A local Oil Spill Town Hall meeting has just been announced for Tuesday, August 3, 6:00 – 7:30 pm. (doors open at 5 pm.) USF-St. Petersburg Campus, Fish & Wildlife Institute Auditorium, 100 Eighth Avenue SE, St. Petersburg, 33701. map The general public is invited to share your input with the US Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus.
This open meeting is an important opportunity for the people of the Tampa Bay Area to add their perspective to the Gulf oil situation. U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will facilitate this Gulf Oil Spill Town Hall. This is a crucial opportunity to voice your concerns to the US Administration about the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and the impacts on the Tampa Bay area, resident and business concerns, and ask questions. Secretary Mabus has been charged by President Obama with the responsibility of long-term environmental planning for the Gulf region.
The Secretary’s task is one component in a broader effort which features a number of initiatives, including continued clean up, restoration, research and understanding of the causes of the disaster in the first place. Pinellas constituents’ input is crucial. Plan to attend to listen, learn and express your desire that: all environmental consequences of the Gulf Oil Disaster are addressed, and everything is being done, through changes in procedures, regulation and legislation, to ensure this never happens again.
Florida Fish & Wildlife Research Institute location is Bayboro Harbor Campus of USF. Limited metered parking is available on surrounding streets and at the USF St. Petersburg parking garage *, 260 Fifth Avenue South, downtown St. Petersburg.
Florida Fish & Wildlife’s regional headquarters is located at the USF Gulf Research Center on Bayboro Harbor and enjoys a robust working partnership with University of South Florida, College of Marine Sciences, whose headquarters connects to the state agency.
For information: Kathleen A. Betancourt, Associate Vice President, Office of Government Relations, University of South Florida, Phone: 813-974-2660 or email: [email protected]
or contact: Phil Compton, Field Organizer, Sierra Club Florida Regional Office Phone: 727-824-8813, ext. 303; or email: [email protected]