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National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Announces Two New Members to its Board of Trustees

Dec 8, 2017.
Anne Smrcina/NOAA

The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation announces the appointment of Lynn Scarlett and Julian Myers as the newest members of its Board of Trustees. “We are fortunate to have Lynn and Julian join the Board of Trustees of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation,” said Kris Sarri, President and CEO of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. “Both…

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A Message From the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation

Dec 4, 2017.
Photo by: David Ruck/NOAA

Earlier today, President Trump announced his intentions to significantly reduce protections for two national monuments. The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation issued the following statement: “On June 8, 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt signed the Antiquities Act into law to protect areas of natural, cultural, or scientific significance. Presidents across parties and generations protected over 125 sites…

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A Thanksgiving Message from our President and CEO

Nov 22, 2017.

Recently, I celebrated my first anniversary at the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. Over the past year, I visited sanctuaries from Thunder Bay in Michigan to the Florida Keys to the Olympic Coast in Washington. As I reflect this Thanksgiving on all of the phenomenal people who I met that dedicate their time and energy to…

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How to Get Involved in the World of Marine Conservation

Nov 3, 2017.
Tane Casserley/NOAA

Marine conservation is a highly popular career path, and while it may seem impossible to break into the industry, marine conservation has something for everyone! From policy creators to field and climate scientists, to marketers and grant writers, there is surely a place for anyone and everyone from all backgrounds. A great volunteer experience or…

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Community Comes Together for Get into Mallows Bay Day

Oct 25, 2017.
Photo credit: Anne Stark, Friends of Mallows-Potomac

By: Leah Izzett, guest author On October 7th, 2017, Charles County’s local community in Nanjemoy, Maryland participated in Get Into Mallows Bay Day. The event, sponsored by 18 non-profit organizations, businesses, and state and local government agencies, brought the community together to explore the rich environment and history of Mallows Bay and to participate in…

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American Samoa Launches Second Summer Science Program

Oct 24, 2017.

By: Leah Izzett, guest author This summer, the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa (NMSAS) hosted the second Summer Sanctuary Science in the Village (SSSV) program. Approximately 150 students from local communities joined the two week program in each sanctuary village to learn about national marine sanctuaries, participate in science, education, and community outreach, and…

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$100,000 Launches Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Foundation

Sep 15, 2017.
Katie Holmes/NOAA

Monterey, CA – Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the creation of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation announced it received a major gift of $100,000 from the Monterey Peninsula Foundation. With this matching grant, the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, which supports and advocates for America’s 13 national marine sanctuaries, will launch a…

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Get Into Your Sanctuary Day 2017

Aug 11, 2017.
Matt McIntosh/NOAA

By Alison Thompson, guest author Bike, boat, dive, or swim over to your local sanctuary on August 12, 2017, to experience “Get into Your Sanctuary” day and celebrate our playgrounds of the ocean and Great Lakes. Our National Marine Sanctuary System provides us with access to our most iconic natural and cultural marine resources. No…

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The difference between national marine sanctuaries and marine national monuments

Aug 10, 2017.
Robert Schwemmer/NOAA

By Alison Thompson, guest author With high diversity, resilience, and reservoirs of recreational and cultural resources, national marine sanctuaries and marine national monuments seem to be one-and-the-same.  Although they are similar in names and nature, monuments and sanctuaries are different ways of protecting the treasures within their watery borders. Our National Marine Sanctuary System is…

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Six ways you can get into your National Marine Sanctuaries for Get into Your Sanctuary Day

Aug 8, 2017.

By Alexander Dacy, guest author   Protecting the waters of our national marine sanctuaries serve as a basis for thriving recreation, tourism and commercial activities that drive coastal economies. On Saturday, August 12, national marine sanctuaries across the nation will celebrate these special places by inviting the public to participate in a wide-ranging set of…

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