Submit your comment: Protect America's barrier reef

Docket Number: NOAA-NOS-2019-0094

The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is an irreplaceable resource: 170 miles of coral, seagrass and mangroves that support an incredible range of wild creatures. Its beauty draws millions to the Keys each year.

Creating a plan to update protections for the sanctuary is the right choice. Between runoff, plastic pollution, increased boat traffic and climate change, the continental U.S.'s biggest reef faces more threats than ever. If it collapses, we'll lose many of the species that call it home forever.

For the sake of future generations, and for the wildlife that call the sanctuary home, I support the strongest of the restoration blueprint's proposed protections.