NOAA's national marine sanctuary offices and visitor centers are currently closed to the public, and in accordance with Executive Order 13991 - Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask Wearing, all individuals in NOAA-managed areas are required to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance on mask-wearing and maintaining social distances. Sanctuary waters remain open for responsible use in accordance with CDC guidance, U.S. Coast Guard requirements, and local regulations. More information on the response from NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries can be found on sanctuaries.noaa.gov/coronavirus/.
As a responsible wildlife watcher, I pledge to...
Hang back and enjoy the view.
Keep my hands to myself.
Report wildlife that seems sick or abandoned.
Keep my pets home or on a leash.
Lend a hand with trash removal.
Keep my snacks to myself.
Lead by example.
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Please share your pledge with the hashtags #WildSanctuaries and #RecreateResponsibly and invite others to join the movement!
Respect. Protect. Enjoy.
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