IOC Vision

For citizens and communities to take an active role in improving the impacts and relationships between the inland, the coasts, and the ocean.

IOC Mission

To create an inland movement that builds land-to-sea stewardship

Inland states should have a voice in ocean protection, since what we do inland has a direct impact on the sea. Think about what we eat, the energy we use, and how we take care of our streams and creeks, which all lead downstream to the ocean.

Advocates are working with the Inland Ocean Coalition to start their own inland ocean chapters around the country and in Canada. In Illinois, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Michigan, New York, and Manitoba, affiliates are engaging inland communities and strengthening the Coalition to encourage activism around ocean and watershed conservation.

The Inland Ocean Coalition’s unifying charge is to develop a two-way relationship with the ocean and water. As the nation’s first Inland Ocean Movement, our goal is to be a wellspring for literacy and community engagement across North America.

You may make a non-tax-deductible payment to The Inland Ocean Coalition for goods or services here.

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