Our Focus

Save Our Sound

The Alliance’s mission is to secure permanent protection and preservation for Nantucket Sound. Today, this unique natural resource is vulnerable and lacks the type of meaningful protections that apply to other ecologically significant bodies of water. The Alliance, along with a strong and diverse group of stakeholders representing tens of thousands of individuals, is seeking federal legislation to permanently protect and preserve Nantucket Sound while safeguarding traditional uses like fishing and recreation. The bill—the Nantucket Sound National Historic Landmark Act—would designate Nantucket Sound a National Historic Landmark, prohibit the federal government from authorizing activities in the Sound that are inconsistent with protections that exist today under state law, and provide significant environmental protections to address environmental and other climate change effects.

To support this preservation effort, the Alliance is also engaged in educational initiatives to spread awareness of the importance of Nantucket Sound, its unique environmental, historic, and economic values, and the need to protect it for future generations. The Alliance’s educational programs include a webinar series – A Celebration of Nantucket Sound – as well as a high school level program for students interested in gaining a greater appreciation for their environment and advocating for the preservation and protection of Nantucket Sound.

Preservation

Nantucket Sound lacks the type of meaningful protections that apply to other ecologically significant bodies of water in the region and throughout the country.

Legislation

The Alliance is seeking federal legislation to permanently protect and preserve Nantucket Sound as well as safeguard traditional uses like fishing and recreation.

Education

The goal of the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound’s education program is to spread awareness of the importance of Nantucket Sound, its unique environmental, historic and economic values, and the need to protect it for future generations.

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