Andy Hayslip

Tampa Bay Waterkeeper, Florida

“NOAA’s work is tremendously important for Tampa Bay, which the World Bank named among the 10 metropolitan areas in the world most at risk for sea level rise and climate change.”

Noah Heskin

SCUBAnauts, Florida

“NOAA has provided scholarships and internships for college students pursuing marine science degrees.”

Leo Asuncion

Director of the Office of Planning, State of Hawaii, Hawaii

“Without NOAA’s resources, and their support and commitment to the designation process, He‘eia would likely not be a part of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System today.”

Ivy Frignoca

Casco Baykeeper, Maine

“NOAA represents sound science and working to find solutions to issues that threaten our Maine way of life like rising sea levels, rising ocean temperatures, and shifting species.”