Proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary

Proposed

Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary

Protecting the Heritage of the Central Coast

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Learn more about how to support the designation of the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary:

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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Latest News

Stay up to date on the latest news and updates on the proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary
April 13, 2022
Sanctuary Update - April 2022

Northern Chumash Tribal Council Chairwoman and Sanctuary Nominator Violet Sage Walker has the honor of presenting at the international Our Ocean 2022 conference in Palau. Her remarks will be streamed LIVE Wednesday April 13 between 6:10 pm and 7:25 pm PDT (9:10 pm - 10:25 pm EDT) on the conference website. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for the specific time […]

February 28, 2022
30,000 people weigh in to support the proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary

PRESS RELEASE Los Osos, California – More than 30,000 people expressed their support for the proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary, according to analysis of comments submitted to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and posted on regulations.gov. The 83-day public comment period, part of NOAA’s scoping process for the Chumash Heritage NMS off […]

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