Lynker Awarded BPA Performing Program Support Services to NOAA’s Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Lynker recently was awarded a BPA providing outstanding program, outreach and education, and operational support for the the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS). Our personnel coordinate activities that enables MBNMS to promote resource protection, government and community relations and visitor center operations at the MBNMS Main Office, located Monterey, CA; Sanctuary Exploration Center (SEC) located in Santa Cruz, CA; and Coastal Discovery Center (CDC) in San Simeon, CA; as well as various locations throughout California. Our work directly supports ecosystem and habitat research, conservation, and custodianship across one third of the California coastline.

We are proud to partner with MBNMS on this effort and are fully committed to the MBNMS mission and our people working on sites to promote the understanding, preservation, and protection of one of America’s greatest natural assets. Our work includes supporting the Water Quality Protection and Monitoring (WQ) Program; Coordinating Sanctuary Participation in the Agriculture Water Quality Alliance (AWQA); providing scientific and technical expertise for Sanctuary Ecologically Significant Areas (SESAs) and Pacific Coast Groundfish Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) 5-year Review Process; coordinating MBNMS special permitting under the National Marine Sanctuaries Act (NMSA); providing programmatic support for the Sanctuary Advisory Council (SAC); providing Sanctuary Exploration Center (SEC) Facility operational support; providing SEC Docent Training, Oversight, Scheduling, Enrichment and Recognition at the MBNMS education center in Santa Cruz, CA; and coordinating Volunteer Program for Coastal Discovery Center (CDC) in San Simeon, CA.