MPW was well represented at this year’s U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Meeting held on September 11th on Maui. Denise Antolini was honored by the Task Force with a prestigious award in Outstanding Management, and Jenny Yagodich gave a presentation as part of the Community Leadership in Marine Management panel discussion.
The United States Coral Reef Task Force (USCRTF) was established in 1998 by Presidential Executive Order to lead U.S. efforts to preserve and protect coral reef ecosystems. The USCRTF includes leaders of 12 Federal agencies, seven U.S. States, Territories, Commonwealths, and three Freely Associated States. The USCRTF helps build partnerships, strategies, and support for on-the-ground action to conserve coral reefs.