Community involvement is vital to successfully managing and protecting sanctuary resources. For this reason, Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary established a Sanctuary Advisory Council (Council) in the fall of 2005. The Council is a way to get community members involved in sanctuary efforts and develop a sense of stewardship toward the sanctuary.

Field of Focus
The role of the Sanctuary Advisory Council is to facilitate communication between the sanctuary staff and the diverse groups of people interested in how sanctuary resources are managed.