chnms-teesYour support is needed to establish a new Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary on California’s Central Coast to permanently protect this biologically and culturally rich area from offshore oil development.

The new CHNMS would stretch from Gaviota, near the recent oil spill, to Cambria, terminus of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Sanctuary status for this area would prohibit oil development, seismic testing, dumping of agriculture wastewater, and other threats. Voice your support!