National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (NMSF) is the private-sector, non-profit partner to NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. The NMSF assists the sanctuary program with education and outreach programs designed to preserve, protect and promote meaningful opportunities for public interaction with the nation's marine sanctuaries. The NMSF is working with the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary on a variety of projects, including the annual whale count, Ocean Awareness Training, and rescues and responses. While the sanctuary program is a leader in marine conservation, the NMSF offers another way for the public to connect with the nation's marine sanctuaries. Visit NMSF online.
The Hawaiʻi National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (HNMSF) is a local chapter of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. HNMSF was founded in July 2012 and officially launched in February 2013 to inspire, educate and engage people of Hawaiʻi's culturally-rich and diverse marine ecosystem by supporting the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. The Board of Directors is comprised of representatives from across the state working closely with the sanctuary to support efforts on the ground. For more information and to learn how to support local initiatives in Hawaiʻi, please visit HNMSF online.