Sanctuary Advisory Council to meet

The Sanctuary Advisory Council will receive updates on the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Sanctuary and familiarize itself with the sanctuary’s new headquarters in Kihei from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Maui office and visitor center.

In other matters, the council’s subcommittees will discuss the incorporation of Native Hawaiian culture into the sanctuary’s focus on humpback whales.

The meeting is open to the public and comments will be received at 2:45 p.m.

To join the meeting remotely, call (866) 813-9056, pass code 1392550#.

The center is at 726 S. Kihei Road.

For more information, contact Shannon Lyday Ruseborn at (808) 725-5905 or send email to shannon.ruseborn@