Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association protecting our ocean wilderness through public stewardship








Dear Friend of the Ocean,
We’re Expanding!
Our programs. The tidepools, lagoons, and shorelines we monitor.
The number of students and adults we serve.
Most likely, even our geographic boundaries.

Please consider making a generous, tax-deductible donation online to the Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association today.
The Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary is one of our planet’s most valuable ocean treasures and mandates protection.  Rich in nutrients, plankton, krill, fish, seabirds, white sharks and marine mammals, the Sanctuary is among the four most important ocean ecosystems in the world. In addition, Sanctuary waters are vital to the stability and growth of the North Central California economy. 
With the likely expansion of Sanctuary boundaries in early 2015, nearly tripling its size, and current expansion of our citizen science, education and protection programs, including LiMPETS, Beach Watch, seabird and white shark stewardship, your support is not only necessary but also urgent! Please donate online today.
We greatly appreciate your commitment to your ocean backyard!
Thank you for your support and my best wishes for a healthy and happy holiday season.
My best wishes,
Christopher Kelley
Executive Director

P.S. Donate $250-999 and receive a beautiful keepsake map of the Sanctuary depicting places to explore and the wildlife protected in this special ocean ecosystem.

Donate $1,000 or more and receive a Sanctuary Explorer’s kit including our beautiful keepsake map, water bottle, coffee mug and a white shark hat!






Announcing a new vehicle and boat donation program!


Are you planning on buying a new car or boat this holiday season or in the new year?  The Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association is teaming up with Donate for Charity to accept donated cars, trucks, boats and other modes of transportation.  Between 70-80% of the net sale of your donated item, (among the highest donation rates in the industry) can benefit FMSA and our programs that protect the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. And it’s quick and easy - just call the toll free donation line (866) 392-4483 or go online and a donation specialist will fill out the online paperwork and make arrangements to pick up your vehicle.  You will receive a receipt for your tax-deductible contribution - call before the end of the calendar year to ensure your donation benefits you this tax year - and provides much needs support of your ocean ecosystem during this season of giving.



LiMPETS Teacher Workshops are open for 2014-15

This school year, learn how to get your students involved in authentic, hands-on scientific investigations at your local beach or tidepool. These workshops are for teachers (grades 6 - college) and educators who are interested in participating in LiMPETS, Long-term Monitoring and Experiential Training for Students. For more information about the program, please visit: www.limpetsmonitoring.org

LiMPETS Introduction to Sandy Beach Monitoring
Monterey Bay Area: Saturday - November 8, 2014 (9:00 AM-4:00 PM) at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History and Asilomar State Beach.
Description: Get involved in this exciting science education program for students. Participants receive in-depth curriculum and are trained to survey the distribution and abundance of the Pacific mole crab at one of many monitoring sites along the coast.

LiMPETS Introduction to Rocky Intertidal Monitoring
San Francisco Bay Area: Saturday - January 31, 2015 (9:30 AM-5:00 PM) at Cypress Meadows and Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, San Mateo County.
Monterey Bay Area: Saturday - February 28, 2015 (9:30 AM-5:00 PM) at the Sanctuary Exploration Center, Santa Cruz.
Description: Learn to participate in this in-depth science education program for students. Participants receive in-depth curriculum, learn to correctly identify algae and invertebrates, and practice the monitoring methods used in the field.
Register online at: www.limpetsmonitoring.org
Cost: FREE. $50 stipend (6th grade-college level teachers).
Continuing Education Units: For more information, please contact: limpets@pgmuseum.org



Rent our Campus Facilities for Your Next Event

Welcome to the Facility Rentals for the Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association. FMSA offers Wedding Venues, Corporate Events Sites and Photography Sites with unobstructed views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Presidio, Alcatraz and View of the San Francisco Skyline with the Bay Bridge in the foreground. Imagine yourself celebrating with family and friends or co-workers with this incredible San Francisco waterfront as your backdrop.

The FMSA offers two locations to accommodate a wide variety of events. The Pier House sits over the water with a 360 ft dock with unobstructed views of the Golden Gate Bridge, which makes a perfect setting for engagement proposals, small business meetings and intimate gatherings.

The Grounds and Paved Lots offers over 5,000 sq feet of event space ideal for Weddings/Receptions, Corporate Events and Festivals.

For more information contact us at (415)-902-8115 or abbylbower@gmail.com to discuss which FMSA venues would be best for your next event.

Click for Campus Rental Packet





Farallon Islands







© 2005-2006 Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association. All Rights Reserved. Last updated 12/17/14.

home  |  about us  |  volunteer  |  explore  |  take action  |  news  |  e-newsletter  |  education  |  findings