Proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary

Proposed

Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary

Protecting the Heritage of the Central Coast

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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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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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Latest News

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April 9, 2024
Northern Chumash Tribal Council Chair Violet Sage Walker & Late Chief Fred Collins Honored with Sanctuary Wavemaker Award

The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation bestows Sanctuary Wavemaker Award to Chair Violet Sage Walker, with special recognition for her father, the late Chief Fred Collins.

February 28, 2024
Proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary Declared a Mission Blue Hope Spot

The proposed sanctuary is now recognized as a renowned Mission Blue Hope Spot. Highlighting the importance of designating the sanctuary this year.

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