Protect New England Coral Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument!

Active | July 01 2017

Ocean Protection

The five New England chapters are working closely with our Northeast Regional Manager to support the protection of the New England Coral Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, which is under review by the federal administration.

An attack on our national monuments is an attack on all of America's public lands and coasts.

President Trump is taking the unpopular step of reviewing past national monument designations.

Lovers of natural beauty know that designations of natural resource protection advance the #MonumentsForAll approach we hold dear in America, and allow us to afford protection in perpetuity so that future generations may have the opportunities of natural wonder we now enjoy.

Initially, Wednesday, July 26, was the deadline to make your voice heard by the Department of Commerce that you want national monuments to continue to be protected. However, the Commerce public comment period deadline was extended and now ends on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 11:59 pm. 

After a couple years and Secretary of the Department of Interior's later, on May 22, 2019, the Wall Street Journal reported that, "U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt says he has no plans for additional changes to national monuments as recommended by his predecessor, but says it’s ultimately up to President Donald Trump."

You can take this action alert to lend your voice for maintaining our nation's natural treasures.

Join us to help make very Monday a #MonumentalMonday by telling officials on social media that the Northeast Coral Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument and other designations across the U.S. need continued protection at current or increased rates!

Thank you!

Ocean Protection

The Surfrider Foundation works to protect our ocean and address the dangers to it, today and in the future. Our Ocean Protection Initiative includes grassroots campaigns to establish and support Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), oppose new offshore oil drilling and seismic testing, participate in regional ocean planning, and ensure renewable ocean energy does not damage our ocean.

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