JUNE 5, 2018 | Washington, D.C.

Mingle with more than 500 ocean and Great Lakes community leaders and support national marine sanctuaries at the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation’s largest fundraiser of the year! The pinnacle event of Capitol Hill Ocean Week®, the Ocean Awards Gala celebrates the impact that sanctuaries make for ocean and Great Lakes conservation, and pays tribute to inspiring people who advance sustainable solutions that are critical to a healthy ocean.

You’ll connect to the top names and faces of the marine and Great Lakes community from every corner of the U.S. Even better, it’s your ticket ‘in’ to conserve unique marine and Great Lakes ecosystems, to bolster programs that help kids experience sanctuaries and teach people about these special places, and to join us in protecting the species that call these places home.