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Provide comment in person
The sanctuary and its advisory council are accepting public comments in person at five meetings. Meetings start at 4:00 p.m. and end at 8:00 p.m. Sanctuary and Refuge staff will provide presentations about sanctuary zones, regulations and the Refuge’s Backcountry Management Plan at approximately 4:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. Attendees may provide comment at any time during the duration of the evening. Following the presentations, the format for providing input will be small discussion groups with notetakers. Members of the public can attend the meeting at any time to provide written comments or ask questions of staff and advisory council members.
View a printable meeting schedule. For meeting location details, visit the sanctuary events calendar.

June 19: Marathon, FL; Monroe County Government Center; Emergency Operations Center

June 20: Key Largo, FL; Key Largo Library

June 21: Key West, FL; Doubletree Grand Key Resort; Tortuga Ballroom

June 26: Miami, FL; Florida International University; Graham University Center; Room GC243

June 27: Fort Myers, FL; Joseph P. Alessandro Office Complex; Rooms 165 C and D

Provide comment electronically
Comments are being accepted online through the Federal eRulemaking Portal through June 29, 2012, under docket number NOAA-NOS-2012-0061

Submit comment by mail
Comments may also be mailed if postmarked by June 29, 2012 to:
Sean Morton
Sanctuary Superintendent
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
33 East Quay Rd.
Key West, FL 33040

Anne Morkill
Refuge Manager
US Fish and Wildlife Service
28950 Watson Blvd.
Big Pine Key, FL 33043