ABOUT THE FOUNDATION

Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Foundation is the local non-profit partner for NOAA’s  Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and its chief advocate.

The world’s most pressing challenges are often difficult to see. Water pollution; climate change; coral reef degradation; and species extinction, are all problems that live beneath the ocean surface. They grow invisibly, but pose a global threat.  Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is part of America’s essential network of protected waters which sustain coastal communities and our shared heritage, offer refuge for endangered species, and serve as living laboratories for critical conservation research. The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Foundation seeks to connect people to this treasured ecosystem, inspiring stewardship and a lifelong devotion to its care and protection.