JOIN OUR URGENT CALL TO DESIGNATE THE SALISH SEA AS A WORLD HERITAGE SITE
Since 2014, SeaLegacy has worked with grassroots partners to protect some of the most precious marine environments. Today, together with Salish Sea residents and neighbours, we’re pledging to protect the Salish Sea - FOREVER. Learn more about SeaLegacy’s work here.
WE SPEAK FOR THE SEA
Supporting letters are a crucial component of the application to designate the Salish Sea a World Heritage Site. We’ve prepared a letter ready for you to sign or you can write your own.
If you live on the Salish Sea, elsewhere in British Columbia or in Washington State, or points beyond, your voice is crucial.
Write your own
Have more to say? Writing your own letter will be even more powerful. We’ll print and send it for you.
Talk to us
Government, industry, union, and organization representatives are encouraged to contact us to learn more about the application or to discuss how they can get involved.
Since 2014, SeaLegacy has worked with grassroots partners to protect some of the most precious marine environments. Today, together with Salish sea Residents and neighbours, we're pledging to protect the Salish Sea - forever.
The Salish Sea basin has been home to indigenous peoples for millennia. Today, it is home to some 8,000,000 humans —many of those British Columbians— living along the shores of Puget Sound, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Strait of Georgia.
The economic benefits alone are enough justification for us to support the application for the Salish Sea to be considered as a World Heritage Site. But it also offers outstanding universal cultural and environmental value, and stands to make an important contribution to the world's heritage.
“The Salish Sea is a unique inner sea with a long history of providing food and sustenance, habitat and biodiversity for countless marine species, and a wealth of resources to all those living alongside its shores.”
LAURIE GOURLAY, Salish Sea Trust
People like you make this possible
LAURIE GOURLAY, a Vancouver Island resident, initiated the proposal to make the Salish Sea (his home) a World Heritage Site.
PAUL NICKLEN and CRISTINA MITTERMEIER, also Vancouver Island residents and SeaLegacy co-founders, joined his campaign in January 2017.
CHERYL ALEXANDER (Victoria), SCOTT CARLEY (Seattle), KAIT BURGAN (Parksville), MIKE BERARD (Cumberland), MICHAELA MONTANER (Kitsilano), and various other individuals have since joined the campaign - as advocates, donors, and team members - to protect their home, forever.
Will you join them?
SUPPORT OUR WORK
Chip in today to help SeaLegacy continue to speak out for the Salish Sea.
SIGN THE LETTER
Near, far, wherever you are - your voice is needed now to help protect the Salish Sea forever.
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