Proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary


Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary

Protecting the Heritage of the Central Coast

99% of commenters support the Chumash Sanctuary!

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The First Tribally Nominated Sanctuary

Preserving marine and cultural resources along 156 miles of Central California Coastline

Estimated to generate $23 million in economic activity and create 600 new jobs

Will safeguard the Central Coast from offshore oil expansion and other threats

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Our Partners

The proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary is a grassroots effort led by the Northern Chumash Tribal Council in partnership with several local, state, and national organizations
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May 7, 2024
eNGO Support Letter calling for Interim Protections and Expansion

On behalf of the 52 undersigned groups with ocean conservation, environmental justice, and clean energy interests, we endorse the joint position in support of a phased approach for the proposed designation

May 7, 2024
NGO Support Letter for Joint Position

Re: Group Support for Joint Position of Northern Chumash Tribal Council and Morro Bay Offshore Wind Leaseholders on Proposed Designation of Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary

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