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OUR MISSION

To inspire the public to protect Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary through participation in and support of sanctuary programs, projects, and partnerships.
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WILD COAST

Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary stretches along the rugged, outer coast of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State from Neah Bay to the Copalis River. The sanctuary represents one of North America’s most spectacular undeveloped coastlines.

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PROTECTING MARINE LIFE

OCNMS protects a productive upwelling zone home to 29 marine mammal and numerous seabird faunas, diverse populations of kelp and intertidal algae, and thriving invertebrate communities.

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RESEARCH AND MONITORING

The diversity and richness of marine resources provide exceptional opportunities for scientific research.

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GIVE

With your support, the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Foundation will secure funding for public education, research and outreach programs focusing on marine debris and ocean acidification.

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RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

Olympic Coast Foundation supports the sanctuary's mission to conduct physical oceanographic, geologic, marine archaeological and biological research, most of which is accomplished through partnerships and coordination with other federal, tribal and state agencies, as well universities and private research organizations.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

You can get involved with the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Foundation by volunteering your time working with us on various day-to-day activities. These range from twice-a-year beach cleanups to regular shifts in the Olympic Coast Discovery Center. Other specific projects come up from time to time in the office or in the field, working beside our staff.

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