volunteers on the beach There are many ways to get involved with the National Marine Sanctuaries - volunteer opportunities, advisory council involvement, participate in management plan review, NOAA jobs and being a steward for the oceans are all great ways. Starting with 10 things you can do, explore these and more below!
How You Can Take Action

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary has developed a draft environmental assessment (EA) to analyze the potential impacts of a slant test well project proposed by California American Water, a privately-owned water and wastewater company. The proposed project described in the EA has been evaluated for consistency with the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, sanctuary goals and objectives, and permitting regulations. The draft EA is available for download on the MBNMS website. Public comments will be accepted through July 25, 2014. For more information and to submit your comments electronically, go to www.regulations.gov and identify the docket number NOAA-NOS-2014-0078 for this action.


Volunteers help to ensure marine sanctuaries remain America's underwater treasures for future generations. Through their efforts, volunteers contribute over 100,000 hours of annual service to the sanctuaries in areas of research, monitoring, enforcement, education and outreach, and management advisory. Click here to find out how you can volunteer.

Advisory Councils
A Sanctuary Advisory Council is a community-based advisory group consisting of representatives from various user groups, government agencies and the public at large.


Another way you can assist sanctuaries is to learn more about the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.


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