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- U.S. Center of Population: 2000
- NOAA Heritage Trail: The Calais Observatory
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- 100th Anniversary of the First Flight
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- Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary, American Samoa
- Pago Pago Harbor, American Samoa
- Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge, Hawaii
- Hassler Park
- 100th Anniversary of the U.S. Forest Service
- National Estuarine Research Reserve System
- Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary
National Estuarine Research Reserve System
On National Estuaries Day, September 24, 2005, this commemorative mark was placed at the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve Environmental Education Center in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The mark was dedicated as part of the Center's grand-opening ceremony.
This commemorative mark is located at the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve Environmental Education Center in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
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This commemorative disk is one of a series that will be placed at National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) sites along the U.S. coast, including the Great Lakes. The program that encompasses this project is called "Connecting Geodesy and the Coastal Community." The monument around the mark is a compass that directs visitors to other reference points with respect to the Ponte Vedra Beach mark location.
As of 2006, commemorative disks have been set at the following NERRS sites:
- Old Woman Creek NERR (Ohio) – 2004
- Wells NERR (Maine) – 2004
- Guana Tolomato Matanzas NERR (Florida) – 2005
- Great Bay NERR (New Hampshire) – 2006
The National Estuarine Research Reserve System is a network of protected areas established for long-term research, education, and stewardship. This partnership program between NOAA and the coastal states protects more than one million acres of estuarine land and water, which provide essential habitat for wildlife; offer educational opportunities for students, teachers and the public; and serve as living laboratories for scientists.
The last Saturday in September is National Estuaries Day—an interagency celebration of the magical places where rivers meet the sea. It began in 1988, as part of "Coast Weeks" to educate the public on the importance of estuaries and the need to protect them. The annual event has matured into a national campaign with festivities across the country.
Since 2001, the featured event for National Estuaries Day has been EstuaryLive, an interactive field trip over the Internet. Classrooms from across the country log on to explore estuaries from Maine to Alaska. The program has allowed multiple National Estuarine Research Reserves and National Estuary Programs to participate in the same educational event and provides an opportunity for students that live far from the coast to experience the wonderful world of estuaries.
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- Year: 2005
- Location: Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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