Celebrating 40 years of Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary protection

Gray's Reef NMS 40th AnniversaryGray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Foundation is proud to support our sanctuary, which marked its 40th anniversary of designation on January 16, 2021.

Gray’s Reef, an undersea habitat located 19 miles east of Sapelo Island on Georgia’s coastline, was designated as a National Marine Sanctuary in one of the last official acts by President Jimmy Carter. To honor that day, Savannah Mayor Van Johnson designated this January 16 as the city’s inaugural Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Day.

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Read about this 40th milestone and hear the exciting news in store for 2021.

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