Implementation of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Action Plan requires stakeholder engagement to guide federal, state, and tribal management of the Mid-Atlantic. The Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Body needs your help in shaping an ocean plan for non-consumptive recreational resources in our region. Help protect your playground by showing up to the workshop nearest to you! 

To fulfill this following action:

“Identify, characterize, and share information about measures to maintain the recreational value of important non-consumptive recreational areas and the activities they sustain.” (Sustainable Ocean Uses Goal, Non-Consumptive Recreation: Action 1)

Surfrider Foundation and MARCO are hosting a series of four workshops throughout the Mid-Atlantic to engage the public in a discussion of the value of important non-consumptive recreational areas and the activities they sustain. Non-consumptive recreation includes any non-fishing activities such as beach going, swimming, wildlife viewing, surfing, and diving. Information gathered at these workshops will be used to improve management of recreation in the Mid-Atlantic.


Pizza and beverages will be served. Please pre-register so we have enough pizza!

New York

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
6:30-8:30 PM
Endeavor Hall 120
Stony Brook University

Link to Facebook Event

NY Pre-Reregister Here

Delaware / Maryland

Thursday, October 5th, 2017
6:30-8:30 PM
South Coastal Public Library at Bethany Beach
43 Kent Avenue
Bethany Beach, DE 19930

Link to Facebook Event

DE/MD Pre-Register Here

New Jersey

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
6:30-8:30 PM
Monmouth University Magill Commons 107 & 108
400 Cedar Avenue
West Long Branch, NJ 07764

Link to Facebook Event

NJ Pre-Register Here


Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
6:30-8:30 PM
CBF Brock Environmental Center
3663 Marlin Bay Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Link to Facebook Event

VA Pre-Register Here


For more information about the agenda, please contact: Kevin Hassell at:

For more information about registration, please contact: Judy Tucker at: