Letters to the Editor

Sanctuary on coast

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have our Central Coast designated a National Marine Sanctuary? It would connect the gap from the Monterey Bay NMS to the Channel Islands NMS.

Imagine the tremendous boost to our economy with the addition of millions of dollars and hundreds of jobs, tourism, education, marine and ecological science.

Imagine the people and families coming here from all over the world to learn from and enjoy the sanctuary. Imagine the protection it would provide for sea life, whale migration, and cultural and environmental resources.

It is such a positive move. Future generations will be thankful. It’s not a question of “if” but “when” we do this. Let’s apply for the designation now.