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Our Response to The America First Offshore Energy Executive Order

Apr 28, 2017.
Photo courtesy of E. Lyman

  Contact: Marcus Reamer, [email protected], (301) 608-3040 x 311 Silver Spring, MD; April 28, 2017 – Today President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order regarding offshore energy development that includes provisions directing the Department of Commerce to review all national marine sanctuary designations and expansions and marine national monument designations and expansions under the Antiquities Act…

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Mallows Bay Community Showcases Maritime Heritage with World War I Centennial Commemoration

Apr 28, 2017.
(Credit: Dr. Susan Langley)

By Molly Pickel This month, people across the country are commemorating the one hundredth anniversary of the United States’ entrance into World War I. The path to war began in the sea, as repeated German submarine attacks on merchant and passenger vessels angered Americans. By April 1917, submarine attacks and other conflicts contributed to the…

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National Marine Sanctuary Foundation to honor ocean champions at 15th annual Ocean Awards Gala

Apr 24, 2017.

Photo: Matt Ryb Contact: Marcus Reamer, [email protected], (301) 608-3040 x 311   Silver Spring, MD; April 24, 2017 — Today, the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation announced its 2017 Ocean Awards Gala honorees: Roger and Vicki Sant; Representative Suzanne Bonamici; Kevin Powers; and Esri (Environmental Systems Research Institute). The four awards will be presented at the…

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Interagency partnership allows for new STEM environmental education grants

Apr 10, 2017.

Contact: Marcus Reamer, [email protected], (301) 608-3040 x 311   Washington, DC; April 10, 2017–The NOAA Office of Education is collaborating with the U.S. Department of Education and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (the Foundation) to pilot the NOAA-21st CCLC Watershed STEM Education Partnership grants program. Under this new program, competitive grants issued by the Foundation…

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National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Welcomes Three New Trustees to its Board

Feb 21, 2017.

Contact: Christine Brittain, [email protected], 301-608-3040 ext. 315   Jim Hnat, Dane Nichols, and Phil Stephenson bring diverse experience and expertise to the Foundation Washington, DC; February 21, 2017 – The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation announced the selection of three new members to its Board of Trustees.   Jim Hnat, Dane Nichols, and Phil Stephenson bring…

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Ten companies slowed ships in Santa Barbara Channel region 2016 program to protect blue whales and blue skies

Jan 23, 2017.

Program cuts over 27 tons of smog-forming emissions SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — The partners in an initiative to cut air pollution and protect whales announced results from the 2016 voluntary incentive program and publicly recognized the ten shipping companies who participated, reducing speeds in the Santa Barbara Channel region to 12 knots or less. The…

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National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Announces Grants to Expand Public Engagement in America’s Blue Parks

Jan 19, 2017.
Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Contact:  Allison Alexander, [email protected], 301-608-3040 ext. 303   $215,000 will support tourism, youth education, and awareness of endangered species to local communities in California, Georgia, Hawaii, and Michigan Washington, DC; January 19, 2017 – The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation today announced $215,000 in Ernest F. Hollings Ocean Awareness grants to expand public outreach in marine…

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Applications Now Accepted for New STEM Environmental Education Grants

Jan 12, 2017.
Science and Discovery Center of Northwest Florida

Contact: Natalie Ducharme-Barth,[email protected], (301) 608-3040 x312   Washington, DC; January 12, 2017 — The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (NMSF) seeks to be a catalyst for education initiatives by coordinating ocean-based learning and outreach programs focused on increasing environmental literacy. To that end, NMSF in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of Education…

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NMSF Applauds Plans to Designate Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary

Jan 6, 2017.

Contact: Shannon Yee, [email protected], 202-870-0387   Washington, DC; January 6, 2017 — The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation applauds the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) release of the draft plan to designate 52 square miles centered around Mallows Bay along the Potomac River in Maryland as a national marine sanctuary.   Based on widespread and…

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NMSF Applauds Plans to Designate Wisconsin-Lake Michigan National Sanctuary

Jan 6, 2017.
Wisconsin Historical Society

Contact: Shannon Yee, [email protected], 202-870-0387   Washington, DC; January 6, 2017 — The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation applauds the  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) release of the draft plan to designate 1,075 square miles of Lake Michigan in Wisconsin as a new national marine sanctuary. The draft plan calls for the protection of 37…

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