05 • 12 • 2020

Designate the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary

Surfrider's long-term effort to establish the Chumash National Marine Sanctuary off the central California coast needs your help! 

The Office of National Marine Sanctuaries has determined that the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary nomination will remain on the inventory for an additional 5 years!

NOAA reviewed information provided regarding the nomination's merit for remaining on the inventory after five years, and has determined that new information shows: There are still significant threats to the area; it is still an area of national significance, and there is still broad community support for the nomination remaining on the inventory of possible designations, among other criteria that the nomination still continues to meet. Therefore, the ONMS Director has determined the nomination for the CHNMS should remain on the inventory. 

Thank you to everyone who submitted comments in support, your voice was heard! 

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