Wednesday, November 30, 2022

National Marine Sanctuary Foundation Launches New Toolkit to Help Communities Expand and Strengthen Sanctuary System


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.

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.