Proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary

Proposed

Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary

Protecting the Heritage of the Central Coast

Support the Sanctuary

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 140 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

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September 19, 2021
Sierra Club Newsletter

Sierra Club has reprinted the recent Real Clear Policy op-ed by Violet Sage Walker, traditional vice-chairwoman of the Northern Chumash Tribe, in their latest newsletter and it would be great if folks could lift it up!  In the op-ed Violet describes the opportunity for the Biden Administration to designate the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary […]

October 17, 2020
Nautilus

When and where we dive with Nautilus has been a moving target this past week with equipment failures and bad weather conditions (wind and swell). We’ve be hiding in the lee of Channel Islands and just completed two dives over the past two days. A week sooner than anticipated – we all rallied and Lizzie […]

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