Grassroots public support is what got the idea of a Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary off the ground, and the continued support of local people and politicians keeps it alive today. The hard work, dedication, and vision of the Central Coast's communities shows itself in every step of the process &emdash;from the early efforts, through designation in 1992, and in the past five years as Sanctuary programs have grown and prospered. The timeline on these pages is a very brief summary of the Central Coast's long struggle to earn protection for our marine resources.
September 20, 1992
1998 and on
This timeline was created with help from Sanctuary staff and significant input from the following sources:
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