The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation has launched an online toolkit to support community-led efforts to nominate new national marine sanctuaries.
The toolkit provides a step-by-step process on how to protect treasured places in the ocean and Great Lakes as a sanctuary.
The toolkit, available through the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation website on an ESRI ArcGIS StoryMap, walks users through the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s sanctuary nomination process in detail and features links to resources that will help create a compelling nomination.
It’s designed to lead interested community members through the process from beginning to end, and is part of the “Save Spectacular” campaign celebrating the 50th anniversary of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act.
Check out the toolkit here.