National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
8455 Colesville Rd Suite 1275, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
Marine protected areas
The Foundation is a leading voice for U.S. protected waters, working with communities to conserve and expand those places for a healthy ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes. These protected places, the national marine sanctuaries, are home to a significant variety of species. They are protected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and supported by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, who together partner with communities to educate, study, and conserve these spectacular places for future generations.