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:

  1. Securing funding for public education, research and outreach programs focusing on marine debris and ocean acidification.
  2. 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.
  3. Identifying funding options for vessel recapitalization to replace the R/V Tatoosh.

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.

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Olympic Coast 47.885799, -125.047642 Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Off northwest Washington state’s Olympic Peninsula, Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary is rich with marine life, diverse habitats, history, and Native American culture. For Native American tribes on the Olympic Coast – the Makah, Quileute, Hoh, and Quinault – use of the waters stretches back centuries. The sanctuary staff and the tribes work together on behalf of sanctuary management to strengthen resources and respect the longstanding relationship of coastal Native Americans and the marine environment.


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