Little Lagoon Preservation Society News
LLPS Quarterly Membership Meeting, Thurs, Oct 17th
LLPS Quarterly Membership Meeting
Thursday, Oct 17, 2013
Guest Speaker: Phillip Hinesley, Chief, Coastal Section, Al. Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources
Little Lagoon Nomination for Designation as a Geographic Area of Particular Concern-History, Process, and Discussion of Pros and Cons
Little Lagoon Preservation Society (LLPS) invites members and the general public to attend a quarterly membership meeting on Thursday, Oct 17, 5:30 PM, at the Adult Activity Center in Gulf Shores. The first 30 minutes (5:30 to 6:00) is an opportunity to mingle and enjoy refreshments with LLPS members, officers, guest speakers, and the general public.
Guest Speaker Abstract- Mr. Hinesleywill give us a brief bibliography, define the designation-"Geographic Area of Particular Concern" (GAPC), provide us with a history of the designation and use, and discuss the somewhat lengthy process of having an area designated as a GAPC. He will also touch on possible unintended consequences and complexities associated with the designation, and discuss options of State/Federal control of such an area vs. local/City control.
Other topics to be discussed following our guest speaker include:
1) Little Lagoon Pass/Bridge Reconstruction-Update on contract letting and start date.
2) GAPC Update- Review meeting results ADEM and COGS.
3) Board of Directors Elections-Renewals, new board member, need one more.
4) Need for Volunteers- Water quality group, outreach committee chairperson.
5) Additional Research-Partnership with DISL for continued phytoplankton research.
6) Membership- Beginning Oct 1st all dues credited to year 2014.
The general public is invited to attend this event and encouraged to join our non-profit society. LLPS strives to: “Preserve and improve the quality of life on and around Little Lagoon by: 1) Endeavoring to assure that the quality of water in the Little Lagoon is maintained to the highest standards set by the appropriate State and Federal regulatory agencies and 2) Banding together as a group to influence items of interest or concern to the majority of the membership to include: a) Endeavoring to protect the lagoon and surrounding wetlands and wildlife habitat, and b) Monitoringlocal, state and federal governments as an advocate and watchdog group to influence matters that might impact Little Lagoon”. Please visit us at www.littlelagoon.org.