Volunteers help to ensure marine sanctuaries remain America's underwater treasures for future generations.
Volunteers participate in a wide variety of activities including diving, whale identification, beach cleanups, water quality monitoring, collecting field observations and surveys, acting as visitor center docents, and wildlife monitoring.
NOAA has published a notice requesting comments on the methods, formulas, and rationale for the calculations it will use in order to assess fees associated with special use permits (SUPs). The Federal Register notice is available for download here. Public comments will be accepted through October 6, 2015. For more information and to submit your comments electronically, go to www.regulations.gov and click on the "Comment Now!" icon for this action.
The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation enhances national marine sanctuaries in their goal to protect essential U.S. marine areas and to ensure a healthy ocean. Find out more about the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation's activities.
Bringing together diverse community interests to strengthen the network of national marine sanctuaries and the nation's marine protected areas.