Share your time, your talents and your observations to help make Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary the best it can be!
Volunteers are an important part of sanctuary participation in many public events. They help us staff exhibits, share information and conduct activities. Without volunteers, we wouldn't be able to accomplish as much as we do in the surrounding communities. Volunteer diving opportunities are limited.
SANCTUARY ADVISORY COUNCIL
The Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council advises the sanctuary superintendent on priority issues affecting the sanctuary and provides an opportunity for information exchange with local communities.
The Lionfish Invitational is an annual event hosted by Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary and several partners to allow public participation in the removal of invasive lionfish from the sanctuary. 2019 applications are available now and due by March 15, 2019.
Since our visits to the sanctuary are limited by weather, staffing and vessel availability, we welcome observations from other visitors. Did you see a whale shark? Observe coral spawning? Capture a photo of a manta ray? Catch some wahoo? We want to know.
Please tell us about your visits!