Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Get Involved section includes Advisory Council and Volunteer With Us
Welcome to the Olympic Coast National Marine 
Sanctuary web site. Here you'll discover the marine life and extraordinary habitats 
that make up this sanctuary and our continuing efforts to conserve 
these ocean and coastal treasures.
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Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary is a treasure we share - ultimately its protection is a responsibility we share as well, as citizens.

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Participants at the 2010 Sanctuary Advisory Council Summit

Being successful in that mission requires the help of many. Visitors and users of sanctuary resources must be mindful of their potential impacts to fragile sanctuary resources. We must carefully match resources with our partners in resource management, whose missions complement those of the sanctuary.

We also need to hear from a wide variety of people who have a critical stake in the health of the Olympic Coast. For that reason, Congress requires that we maintain a Sanctuary Advisory Council to represent broad interests and advise the sanctuary superintendent on our work. Browse to our Sanctuary Advisory page to learn about the council, its purpose, its meeting schedule and, most of all, its members, who commit to helping us protect the sanctuary for future generations.

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Discovery Center volunteers Jim and Becky Jewell greet visitors.

Another way that you can get involved with the sanctuary is to volunteer your time working with us on various day-to-day activities. These range from once-a-year beach cleanups to regular shifts in the Olympic Coast Discovery Center. Other specific projects come up from time to time in the office or in the field, working beside our staff. Browse our Volunteer pages for more information.



Contact for page content: olympiccoast@noaa.gov

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