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

A permit application has been submitted by California American Water Company (CalAm) to Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS) to construct and operate a seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination facility project (Project) in Monterey County, California. NOAA has published a notice requesting comments on the range of issues and the significant issues to be analyzed in depth related to the Project proposed within the MBNMS boundaries. The Federal Register notice is available for download here. Public comments will be accepted through October 2, 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.

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.


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.

 

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

 


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