State of Our Oceans Town Hall Meeting- October 23rd


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The Venice Neighborhood Council is sponsoring a Town Hall Meeting on “The State of Our Oceans”, tomorrow (October 23rd) at the Westminster School at 6pm.

I know, dragging yourself to a meeting on a weekday evening isn’t fun – but as a beach community, this is an issue of particular importance to Venice.   Also, if the turn-out for last night’s VNC Board Meeting is typical of such meetings – they could really use some fresh voices!  (fresh as in new – not fresh like being fresh.  They don’t allow anyone to be that kind of fresh at the meetings.  Although last night I really wanted to be.)  Anyway…

Speakers from Heal the Bay, Santa Monica Baykeepers, and the Algalita Marine Research Foundation will be discussing the endangerment of our oceans, how this affects us, and how we can make a difference.  This is an opportunity for everyone in Venice to have our questions answered by experts & voice our opinions and ideas about this issue.    I don’t know about you, but I’d love to be able to swim at our beach without popping a Cipro a hour beforehand.  There are a ton of small ways in which we all can work towards improving and preserving our ocean – supporting a town hall meeting and learning a thing or two in the process sounds like a good start to me.

Town Hall Meeting
“State of Our Oceans”
Thursday, October 23rd 2008; 6pm

Westminster Avenue Elementary School Auditorium
1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, CA