National Marine Sanctuary Day
A national day of celebration of our protected waters in the ocean and Great Lakes that hold America’s shared maritime and ecological heritage. Sanctuaries are solutions against existential threats of climate change, biodiversity loss, and systemic inequity. They are drivers of sustainable economic development in coastal communities, and are living laboratories for ecological protection and restoration and cultural preservation. They are for everyone as public waters, increasing access to nature and its benefits. And, it will take all of us working together to conserve these amazing wonders.