Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary
Nominator Name(s) and Affiliation(s) Fred Collins, Northern Chumash Tribal Council
Nomination Point of Contact Fred Collins, Northern Chumash Tribal Council, 67 South St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (805) 801-0347
Section II – Introduction
The waters of the proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary (CHNMS) lie between the Channel Island National Marine Sanctuary and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The unique coastline and ocean waters are the most beautiful in the world to the First Peoples and the communities that live along this ecologically rich, biologically diverse healthy coastline, and to many that come from all over the world to visit our coast. Continue reading
“I write on behalf of the California Coastal Commission in support of the nomination of the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary offshore San Luis Obispo and northern Santa Barbara Counties.” Continue reading
San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson’s Support letter for the Nomination of the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary Continue reading
NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
Attn: Mr. William Douros
99 Pacific St., Suite 100
Monterey, CA 93940
Dear Mr. Douros,
With the call for nominations for new National Marine Sanctuaries, I would like to convey my support for the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary off the Central Coast of California. The proposed marine sanctuary contains significant cultural, environmental, and ecological assets that are deserving of protection. Continue reading
Investing in Your National Marine Sanctuaries
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Mary Webb of Greenspace has organized a Chumash Heritage presentation on June 4th at Rabobank in Cambria.
Please click on image to view, print and share the attached flyer for the event.
The Proposed Chumash Heritage Nation Marine Sanctuary Image (Video/Poster) Contest
CHNMS invites the public to participate in this image contest to create awareness of the proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary. The contest is open to all ages. Continue reading