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Letter from Julie Packard: Support to begin designation process for Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary Read chumash-nms-designation-support-letter_monterey-bay-aquarium
On behalf of our Executive Director (Monterey Bay Aquarium) Julie Packard, please accept the attached letter urging that NOAA begin the designation process for the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary. The nomination was accepted by NOAA in October 2016, and it would be a valuable addition to the National Marine Sanctuary System.
Put It at Risk or Preserve Our Lifeline?
By Richard Charter
Friday, January 29, 2016
What’s the best way to protect the Central Coast’s vital marine environment and sustain our clean-coast economic sector and our fisheries?
Chumash marine sanctuary would preserve resources
The San Luis Obispo County Democratic Party voted overwhelmingly in support of the designation of the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary. Our local economy depends on protecting the ocean habitat that provides food, clean water, jobs and a healthy environment for our families, neighbors and visitors.
The Avila Valley Advisory Council wholly supports protecting our ocean, coastline and all of their resources. The nominated Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary has potential in providing protection and we applaud that aspect of the Sanctuary. Continue reading
NOAA has determined the Chumash Heritage (California, Central Coast) National Marine Sanctuary nomination has successfully met the national significance criteria and management considerations described in the sanctuary nomination process. Continue reading