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Beach Watch Volunteers
Beach Watch volunteers survey the coast.

Join our nationally recognized, award-winning volunteer program and become a steward of the marine sanctuary! Volunteers are essential to understanding the health, educating others, and caring for the marine sanctuary. There are so many ways you can get involved from monitoring a beach, teaching programs in the visitor center, removing invasive plants and animals, or advising on sanctuary policy.