Welcome to Olympic Coast
Who we are
To inspire the public to protect Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary through participation in and support of sanctuary programs, projects, and partnerships.
The creation of a knowledgeable constituency will result in financial support, conservation success and effective defense of the sanctuary.
In the near-term, the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Foundation will focus on:
- Securing funding for public education, research and outreach programs focusing on marine debris and ocean acidification.
- Working closely with partners, Feiro Marine Life Center and NOAA’s Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, in a capital campaign for a new shared marine discovery center.
- Identifying funding options for vessel recapitalization to replace the R/V Tatoosh.
Recent News and Blogs
NOAA OCNMS Office Report - Q4 2019
Cosmic adventure: Seeking space rocks in Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary
Kilmer’s Bipartisan Bill to Fight Ocean Acidification Passes House
Dan Evans Jr. Joins Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Foundation As Chapter Director
Washington Coast Cleanup 2019
Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary
Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary is one of 13 marine sanctuaries in the United States. Located off Washington’s outer coast, the sanctuary works with coastal communities to ensure healthy fisheries and shellfish populations by providing vital research and education on ocean issues.