National marine sanctuary offices and visitor centers closed to the public; waters remain open

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/.

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Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Foundation

In 2018, the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation established a local chapter affiliate, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (MBNMS Foundation), as a chief advocate and fundraising partner for NOAA’s Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The Foundation represents a model collaboration between a public agency and a private organization by working to:

  1. Advocate on behalf of NOAA's Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
  2. Engage the public through public outreach and education programs.
  3. Develop and strengthen partnerships to protect biodiversity and enhance ecosystem health in the sanctuary through coordinated action.

As a non-profit fiscal sponsor, the MBNMS Foundation is able to solicit funds from many sources and implement projects to aid in protection of the sanctuary. The public is welcome to support us by giving an online donation.

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Foundation

https://montereybayfoundation.org

 


The California Marine Sanctuary Foundation (CMSF), was established in 1995 to support the activities of National Marine Sanctuaries in the State of California. Since its inception,CMSF has supported dozens of projects in education, research, and resource protection for conserving and protecting the sanctuary's extraordinary marine environment and resources.

As a non-profit fiscal sponsor, CMSF is able to solicit funds from many sources and implement projects to aid in the understanding and protection of the sanctuary resources. The public is welcome to support the California Marine Sanctuary Foundation by donating online.

California Marine Sanctuary Foundation

https://www.californiamsf.org