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.
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 →