The First Ever National Marine Sanctuary Day Celebrates Sanctuary Stories Inspiring Solutions
National Marine Sanctuary Foundation to Receive $1 Million to Support Urgent Coral Rescue and Restoration in Florida Keys
National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Applauds $50 Million Investment in Sanctuary Community Facilities
Joel Johnson Named President and CEO of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
Foundation Awarded $15 Million Grant to Remove Large Marine Debris From Sanctuaries
Who we are
The Foundation is a leading voice for U.S. protected waters, working with communities to conserve and expand those special places for a healthy ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes. Working together, we safeguard species and the places they call home, and preserve America’s maritime history.
National marine sanctuaries and monuments — our wondrous protected waters — teeming with life and inspiring a proud community of stewards for our ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes.
The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation supports projects across the National Marine Sanctuary System, a network of nationally significant protected areas in our ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes. The National Marine Sanctuary System is comprised of 15 national marine sanctuaries and two marine national monuments and spans more than 620,000 square miles of American waters.