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Protecting the Blue in our Red, White and Blue

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More than 500 conservation leaders stood up for our nation’s waterways at this year’s Blue Vision Summit By Jenna Valente, Healthy Oceans Coalition Coordinator Take a deep breath. Inhale. Exhale. As you are filling your lungs with a life-sustaining mixture of gasses, think about where it all comes from. Trees?

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Ocean Advocates Head to D.C. for Blue Vision Summit May 9-11 

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Major gathering to ‘Defend the Blue in the Red, White and Blue’ Ocean activists from across the country are heading to Washington, D.C., May 9-11 to defend the ocean against President Trump’s budget cuts, attempts to expand offshore oil drilling and denial of climate change impacts. They also plan to work

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Healthy Oceans Coalition hosts second annual advocacy training

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Attendees spent two days in Chicago honing their advocacy skills by Jenna Valente, Healthy Oceans Coalition Coordinator, American Littoral Society Our oceans, coasts, and Great Lakes are imperative to the health of the planet and the living things that call it home. 97 percent of Earth’s water supply is contained in the ocean and

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HOC attends American Shore and Beach Preservation Association Coastal Summit

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Attendees learned about the future of coastal management and advocated on Capitol Hill for sustainable management of our nation’s oceans, coasts, and Great Lakes by Jenna Valente, Healthy Oceans Coalition Coordinator, American Littoral Society (Photo credit: Arend/Flickr) Four Healthy Ocean Coalition (HOC) members representing the American Littoral Society, Conservation Law

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Q&A with Sheryl Gilmore

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Through science-based education, Sheryl Gilmore is helping students to realize their potential to overcome complex climate challenges by Jenna Valente, Healthy Oceans Coalition Coordinator, American Littoral Society What organization do you work for? Acadia Institute of Oceanography (AIO) Describe the mission and vision of the Acadia Institute of Oceanography The AIO

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Four Ways NOAA Benefits Your Life Today (Forbes.com)

HOC analysis: this piece is a great introduction for those who might not know why NOAA is so important to all of us, not just scientists or climate geeks. by Marshall Shepherd / March 4, 2017 Ironically I was marveling at breathtaking new GOES-16 weather satellite data that has started

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Can a rising grassroots tide lift all the NOAA boats?

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by Sarah Winter Whelan, Ocean Policy Program Director, American Littoral Society & Director, Healthy Oceans Coalition The “skinny budget” outlined by President Trump last week is surely light on one thing: full funding for the nation’s premiere ocean management and protection agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Are the

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Healthy Oceans Coalition Thanks President Obama

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(Photo credit: The Atlantic) From establishing the National Ocean Policy to protecting more ocean than any other U.S. president, President Obama was a true ocean ally Dear Mr. President, On behalf of our organizations and their millions of members and activists, we thank you, the National Ocean Council, and the

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Restore America’s Estuaries: Our Coasts, Our Future, Our Choice

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Coastal conservation groups gathered in New Orleans for the 8th National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration by Jenna Valente, Healthy Oceans Coalition Coordinator, American Littoral Society Last month, hundreds of leaders in coastal and estuarine management flocked to New Orleans to share their work, learn from peers, make new

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20 questions with Lindsay Hirt

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As a marine biologist, Lindsay spreads the word about environmental stewardship and has a whale of a time while doing it by Jenna Valente, Healthy Oceans Coalition Coordinator, American Littoral Society (Photo credit: Dan Williams, July 6, 2016) Take a minute to reflect inward. What are you passionate about? What drives

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