50 ways to love your ocean and coasts

  • 14. Participate in a stream, river, or beach clean up.

    Also check with your city or county parks or recreation agency to see what might be happening locally.

  • 15. Contribute your expertise and ideas.

    Live near a national marine sanctuary and want to offer your expertise and ideas? Check for available seats on sanctuary advisory councils around the country.

  • 16. Volunteer.

    Check out the many opportunities offered by NOAA. Or look into the many citizen science opportunities and other volunteer opportunities that help you get involved. [Citizenscience.gov and volunteer.gov]