Congratulations to the 2018 Volunteers of the Year!

Every year, the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation presents the Volunteer of the Year Award to honor the exceptional volunteers who collectively dedicate thousands of hours and make outstanding contributions to their local national marine sanctuaries. Congratulations to this year's winners:

Susan Lascher

Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary

    Liz Fox

    Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary

      Nicole Morgan

      Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

        Dr. Barbara Phillips

        Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary

          Janai Southworth

          Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary

            James Yamamoto

            Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

              Ernie Foster

              Monitor National Marine Sanctuary

                Scott Benson and Karin Forney

                Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

                  Genevieve Bettina Gregg

                  National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa

                    Claire Bishop

                    Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary

                      Patricia Richardson

                      Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument

                        Rachel Mehmel

                        Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary

                          Katherine Nicholson

                          Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary