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

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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.

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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

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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

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Trump Administration Takes Aim at Nation’s Ocean Arm (NRDC)

HOC Takeaway: A great look from an HOC supporting organization on why NOAA is so important, from the New York perspective. by Alison Chase, NRDC, March 20, 2017 Release of the Trump Administration’s proposed 2018 federal budget reinforces fears that

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NOAA Budget Cuts Opposed (Mount Desert Islander)

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HOC Takeaway: It is amazing to see the senators from Maine, Hawai’i and Alaska come together to support the important work of NOAA. Mount Desert Islander, March 15, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Mazie Hirono

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Trump cuts threaten Great Bay Reserve, NH Sea Grant (Seacoastonline.com)

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HOC Takeaway: A good look into some impacts that would be felt in the New Hampshire seacoast should the proposed NOAA cuts be implemented. by Max Sullivan, March 19, 2017 Environmental officials across the Seacoast are concerned President Donald Trump’s

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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

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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

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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

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