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  • Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association protecting our ocean wilderness through public stewardship
    1995 the Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association is the nonprofit partner that supports and assists the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary in education outreach and stewardship The Association also works to be a funding partner increasing resources available to the Sanctuary via a public private partnership approach to programs initiatives and facilities The Association s work is undertaken with generous contributions from individual corporate and foundation donors as well as income earned from educational camps and programs merchandise sales and other fee for service initiatives to advance the Sanctuary s mission Since its inception the Association has provided the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary with significant financial support and is recognized as one of the largest and most effective National Marine Sanctuary partners in the country The Farallon Islands California s Galapagos latitude 37 698572 longitude 123 002207 Lying 28 miles off the coast of San Francisco the jagged silhouette of the Farallon Islands disrupts the clean line of the horizon This foreboding knot of rocks sits amid one of the most productive marine food webs on the planet and hosts the largest seabird breeding colony in the continental United States QUEST ventures out for a rare visit to learn what

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  • Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association :: About Us
    its rich biological diversity Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary GFNMS surrounds the wind swept peaks of the Farallon Islands off of the Golden Gate The Sanctuary encompasses 3 295 square miles of open ocean and coastal waters as well as bays and estuaries from Bodega Head in Sonoma County all the way down along the San Mateo County coast The islands in its midst serve as breeding grounds for more

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  • Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association :: Volunteer
    Beach Watch is a long term monitoring project Every four weeks dedicate d volunteers survey their beach for live and dead marine mammals and birds Beach Watch volunteers come from all walks of life but share the common love and interest in protecting and contributing and continuing learning about the betterment of the marine environment Click for more information Bolinas Lagoon Restoration Join the restoration effort Learn to identify invasive species get hands on training and be a part of the team working to protect and restore the beautiful landscape of Bolinas Lagoon An Island in Need Located in picturesque Bolinas Lagoon Kent Island supports an incredible array of wildlife and plant species Kent Island s natural integrity has been severely com promised due to invasive nonnative plants These species weaken biodiversity and critically damage native dune and wetland habitat Beginning this spring volunteers will be hosted onsite to remove these nonnative plants using hand tools There are several ways to join Sign up for your own volunteer day with your office or school Join one of our Community Volunteer Days on the first Friday and third Saturday of the month April October 10am 2pm NOTE instead of Friday July

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  • Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association :: Explore
    explore and you don t need to be an expert swimmer or sailor to begin Sanctuary waters are protected for the benefit of everyone so we encourage you to explore and discover the sanctuary for yourself To help you get started we ve provided access information for some of the more popular activities Click on an activity to see where it s possible and get directions Beachgoing Birdwatching Boating Coastside

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  • Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association :: Take Action
    a member of the Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association and become part of our growing community of Sanctuary stewards Volunteer for the Sanctuary Co ntact your elected officials and let them know how you feel about the ocean conservation Contribute to FMSA to support our programs In the event of an oil spill or to volunteer with wildlife rehabilitation visit Oiled Wildlife Care Network OWCN Sharks are among the most ancient

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  • Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association :: News
    threatened species 36 marine mammal species including blue gray and humpback whales harbor seals elephant seals Pacific white sided dolphins and one of the southernmost U S populations of Steller sea lions over a quarter million breeding seabirds and one of the most significant white shark populations on the planet To make a financial contribution in support of FMSA s expanded programming in Sonoma and Mendocino counties please contact us or make a donation online today Images by Monika Krach FMSA Sophie Webb Matt MacIntosh NOAA and Beach Watch For more news on the Sanctuary expansion click here to visit the Greater Farallones website Announcing a vehicle and boat donation program Are you planning on buying a new car or boat The Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association has teamed up with Donate for Charity to accept donated cars trucks boats and other modes of transportation Between 70 80 of the net sale of your donated item among the highest donation rates in the industry can benefit FMSA and our programs that protect the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary And it s quick and easy just call the toll free donation line 866 392 4483 or go online and a donation specialist will fill out the online paperwork and make arrangements to pick up your vehicle You will receive a receipt for your tax deductible contribution call before the end of the calendar year to ensure your donation benefits you this tax year and provides much needs support of your ocean ecosystem Rent our Campus Facilities for Your Next Event Welcome to the Facility Rentals for the Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association FMSA offers Wedding Venues Corporate Events Sites and Photography Sites with unobstructed views of the Golden Gate Bridge the Presidio Alcatraz and View of the San Francisco Skyline with the Bay

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  • Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association :: E-Newsletter
    January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006 September 2006 August 2006 July 2006 June 2006 May 2006 April 2006 March 2006 February 2006 January 2006 Sign up for Upwelling E news Our email newsletter goes out monthly enter your email address to subscribe and we

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  • Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association :: Education :: Overview
    School Registration Web Form Registration is Open The Sanctuary Visitor Center offers a variety of grade specific lively hands on programs for students grades K 6 Programs are two hours long and take place in the Sanctuary classroom Visitor Center and on beautiful Crissy Field Beach Can t make it to the Visitor Center no problem Our At Your School programs bring the ocean to your classroom We have programs for K 12 that encourage your students to discover the wonder of ocean science without leaving the school grounds Programs are standards based and topics vary by grade and include crabs sharks marine birds and how scientists study sea life Middle and High School Monitoring Programs Students and teachers are monitoring the shores of our National Marine Sanctuaries through the LiMPETS Program The LiMPETS network is directed by a collaborative effort among California s National Marine Sanctuaries Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association and others FMSA is a vital partner in the LiMPETS network In addition to coordinating monitoring activities in the Gulf of the Farallones region FMSA supports the statewide LiMPETS network by leading the development of curriculum website database interface training materials teacher workshops and other crucial infrastructure pieces that

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