A ‘Sound’ Future: Blue Plan Open Forum & CT Premiere of Ocean Frontiers III

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Join us for an evening to learn about, discuss and help shape the Long Island Sound Blue Plan – a new State and stakeholder initiative to better guide future uses of the Sound. The Plan is intended to protect the Sound’s natural resources and its traditional human uses, such as boating, fishing, recreation and maritime commerce, among others.

The event also features the Connecticut Premiere of Ocean Frontiers III, a film about recent groundbreaking forward strides in ocean planning – and it will give everyone a feel for what the Blue Plan is all about. Come watch the new documentary film, join the conversation and ask questions, make comments and discover how you can part of this first-ever opportunity to shape the future of Long Island Sound.

PROGRAM
6:30pm

  • Doors open / Light reception

7:00pm

  • WelcomeSylvain De Guise, Director, Connecticut Sea Grant
  • Ocean Frontiers III: Leaders in Ocean Stewardship & the New Blue Economy – documentary film

8:00pm

  • What is the Blue Plan?Rob Klee, Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP)
  • The Blue Plan and YouNathan Frohling, Coastal & Marine Initiatives Director, The Nature Conservancy in Connecticut
  • Audience Input/Q&A Session – Facilitated by Sylvain De Guise


THE BLUE PLAN
Find out more about the plan: www.ct.gov/deep/lisblueplan

THE FILM
Ocean Frontiers III is a truly unique and hopeful ocean film that explores the intersection of national security, marine commerce and conservation. Savor rare underwater footage of stunning marine life along the coast from Virginia to Maine and hear from a range of people who are leading the way to a sustainable and thriving ocean.

EVENT HOSTS

UConn Marine Sciences Department, UConn Maritime Studies Program, Connecticut Sea Grant, The Nature Conservancy in Connecticut, Connecticut DEEP, Mystic Aquarium, Connecticut Marine Trades Association, Long Island Sound Study, Connecticut Charter and Party Boat Association, Surfrider Foundation, North American Marine Environment Protection Association, Connecticut Chapter of the American Planning Association, New England Science and Sailing, Connecticut Maritime Heritage Corridor, City of Groton, Town of Old Saybrook, Avery Point EcoHusky Club, Clean Up Sound and Harbors (CUSH), Conservation Law Foundation and Green Fire Productions.

Photo credit: Jerry Monkman

FAQs

How do I get to UConn Avery Point?

http://averypoint.uconn.edu/directions

Where should I park?

Visitor parking is on the right as you enter the campus. There will be signs on campus to direct you to the event. Campus map (visitor parking shown with yellowcross-hatching)

Where on campus is the event?

Please note that the Google map at the bottom of this page does not have the pin at the correct building. The event takes place in the auditorium on the second floor of the Academic Building (next to the oval grassy area). Enter through the Student Center or the Academic Building. There is a limited-capacity elevator on the first floor of the Academic Building for disabled access. Please contact us with your questions, or concerns, on the limited-mobility access points to the auditorium at 860-405-9025, or email [email protected].

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