December 19 2009

Wear Blue for the Oceans Day: January 13, 2010

by Surfrider Foundation

January 13, 2010 has been dubbed “Wear Blue for the Oceans Day http://wearblueforoceans.org/ . The purpose is to demonstrate widespread support for the Obama Administration to establish a National Ocean Policy through issuing an Executive Order. This is a great opportunity to organize an event around or spread the word through your networks.

Last June, President Obama established an Ocean Policy Task Force to develop recommendations for a National Ocean Policy and Marine Spatial Planning (MSP). The Task Force process is nearing completion – see interim reports and comment opportunities on their website - and in early 2010, the Obama Administration will be considering its response to the Task Force recommendations.

This is a historic opportunity to help shape the future of ocean and coastal management. Please help spread the word!

"We have a stewardship responsibility to maintain healthy, resilient, and sustainable oceans, coasts, and Great Lakes resources for the benefit of this and future generations."

President Barack Obama, June 12, 2009

You can help protect our coasts from every threat they face.

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