Office of National Marine Sanctuaries Memorial Garden

view of the memorial garden

NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries dedicated the Memorial Garden on September 11, 2013, on the grounds of the Dr. Nancy Foster Florida Keys Environmental Complex in Key West, Florida, to honor their colleagues, volunteers, and federal partners who have passed.

These honorees are nominated and selected by peers, and are recognized for their outstanding and honorable service to the National Marine Sanctuary System. They represent the many faces, professions, and talents needed to carry out the mission and goals of national marine sanctuaries.

The Memorial Garden is situated by the water and looks westward into the setting sun. It is forever a reminder and guidepost as we work toward a more sustainable and equitable future. The inscriptions on this memorial are a reflection of each honoree's significance, contributions, and sacrifices, which will be remembered forever.