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ANS Task Force Meeting - 7/22/98

Posted on behalf of Jan Freedman <jan_freedman@fws.gov>

Dear Interested Individuals and Organizations:
Please join the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force at its summer
meeting.  A highlight of the meeting will be Task Force recognition of 
the contributions of Senator John Glenn in advancing programs to 
address nonindigenous species problems and concerns.  The ANS Task 
Force Web site will be unveiled.  

Possible action items that will be addressed include decisions on
various ANS Task Force issues such as the voluntary national
recreational activity guidelines for submission to the U.S. Coast Guard,
approval of the development of a Green Crab Control Program, and brown
tree snake actions and plans.  Information about the status of plans for
voluntary national ballast water guidelines, the Ballast Water
Management Demonstration program, regional panel and committee
activities, State and interstate management plans, and the
Administration's Invasive Alien Species Initiative will be provided. 
     Where: Arlington Square Building,  
            4401 North Fairfax Drive
            Room 200
            Arlington, Virginia 22203
     When: Tuesday, July 22, 1998
           8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
     If interested in attending, contact us for directions and 
     accommodations information.
     For further information contact:
        Bob Peoples, Executive Secretary        Jan Freedman
        ANSTF                                   ANSTF
        703-358-2025                            703-358-2513
        FAX: 703-558-8773                       FAX: 703-358-2044
        robert_peoples@fws.gov                  jan_freedman@fws.gov
     Please excuse the multiple postings, but we are trying to get this 
     information out to as many interested people as possible.