2021 Blue Beacon Series Events

This year, our Blue Beacon Series will focus on the role of people as stewards of our blue planet. We hope you join us to discover what lies beneath the waves and how working together, we can protect our rich cultural and natural heritage.

Blue Beacon Series: Celebrating the Tuskegee Airmen

We invite you to join the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, Diving With a Purpose, Detroit Historical Society, and National Museum of the Tuskegee Airmen on February 17 for a unique live event celebrating the contributions of the Tuskegee Airmen.

Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Triples in Size

NOAA announced the expansion of Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, which will increase protections from 56 square miles to 160 square miles and includes 14 critical reefs and banks.

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 14 individual sites and spans more than 600,000 square miles of American waters.

Explore Sanctuaries

Explore America’s national marine sanctuaries. Discover the wonders they hold, and uncover what makes each site unique here. Engage with us to protect our ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes.

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