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

Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary (HIHWNMS) has developed a draft environmental impact statement, proposed regulation and a proposed management plan to expand the size and focus of the national marine sanctuary. The draft documents are available for download on the HIHWNMS website. Public comments will be accepted through June 19, 2015. For more information and to submit your comments electronically, go to www.regulations.gov and identify the docket number NOAA-NOS-2015-0028 for this action.

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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