Protect our Oceans and Coastal Waters
Friday, February 12th is the last day to urge the Obama administration to save our oceans and coastal waters by adopting a strong framework for a national ocean policy. This ocean framework would create a well-coordinated system for managing how we use and protect our great waters. Effective coastal and ocean planning would benefit wildlife, all who care about the oceans, and all who depend on it for their livelihoods. This would help address the major environmental issues affecting our oceans - issues like dead zones, ocean acidification, unsustainable fishing, short-sighted oil and gas development, and the destruction of coastal wetlands and estuaries. The ocean policy would also benefit our national economy by growing the ocean economy, which already contributes over $200 billion to the US GDP. 
On Friday the Ocean River Institute's letter with your signatures and comments will be sent to President Obama and Nancy Sutley, Chair of the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force.
Thanks to the 1000 Ecostewards that have already lended their voices to this effort! If you haven't signed it yet, add yours now.
We greatly appreciate your support!

Jim Toomey's Claudia the Crab and Finley the Fish
This Wednesday, at 12 noon, Sherman’s Lagoon syndicated cartoonist Jim Toomey and Blue Frontier Campaign president David Helvarg will talk with Rob on his online radio show - Moir's Environmental Dialogues, Ocean River Shields of Achilles. They will discuss the goals and accomplishments of the National Ocean Policy Task Force.  What began with Sherman Lagoon’s Claudia the crab and Finley the fish wearing blue shirts in a comic strip grew to a national movement involving thousands of people for ocean conservation. David Helvarg’s “Seaweed Rebellion, Blue Frontier Campaign” has brought people together, provided unity and focus while enhancing awareness of the grassroots (seaweed holdfasts) ocean movement. Read More and Listen In!

Blue By You Rally Artists from CCC
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