Where will our next
Blue Park be?


Let's create a healthier future by
protecting our ocean!

Our blue backyard is our ocean, and all the waterways that lead to it.
Blue Parks are special places in the ocean that are protected
for current and future generations.

Like our National Parks on land,
we have many Blue Parks as well.

  • A purple coral in Nygren Canyon, Northeast Canyons and Seamounts.
  • Credit: Ed Bierman

Which location do you think should be protected next?

The time for more Blue Parks is now! Where should our next Blue Park be?

More voting options coming soon! Thank you President Obama for our two youngest Blue Park areas!

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There are many more amazing marine areas that need protection. Where is your special place?

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Want to get involved?

Keep an eye on the Action Center to stay up to date with Blue Parks campaign news and opportunities. Watch out for periodic alerts to take action to protect our blue backyard!

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About Our Blue Backyard

Our Blue Backyard is a long-term collaborative campaign dedicated to enhancing ocean awareness and engaging people in conservation action. This campaign is an initiative of The Ocean Project and in partnership with youth groups, aquariums, zoos, museums, conservation organizations and others. Please let us know if your organization would like to get involved!

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