Earth Day Every Day: Celebrating 50 Years of Ocean Conservation, America’s Underwater Parks

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Fifty years ago, the U.S. ushered in a new era of ocean conservation by creating the NOAA National Marine Sanctuary System. Since then, we’ve grown into a nationwide network of 15 national marine sanctuaries and two marine national monuments that conserve more than 620,000 square miles of spectacular ocean and Great Lakes waters, an area nearly the size of Alaska.

Sanctuaries connect people and communities through science, education, and stewardship. As we look toward the future, we fully embrace our responsibility to save these spectacular places and ensure the National Marine Sanctuary System remains a source of pride and enjoyment for all Americans. Learn more about these underwater parks and find out ways you can celebrate Earth Day Every Day. #SaveSpectacular

Join Claire Fackler as she tells us about these fascinating water worlds. Whether you like the waters along the cost of Washington state or the Florida Keys, you’ll be fascinated with this program!