Harmonizing Conservation: Celebrating Graham Nash and Stellwagen Bank’s Environmental Advocacy at NOAA’s 20th Anniversary

To celebrate the great work of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary of NOAA to protect the critically endangered Northwest Atlantic Right Whale, George Newman of OPEN produced and MC’d an awards ceremony featuring Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young for Stellwagen’s 20th anniversary at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Research Lab in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. At that ceremony OPEN and Graham presented a program on both NOAA and Graham’s important work to protect the oceans and its life within, now threatened by ocean acidification from global warming, plastic waste, and other devastating devil’s brew of pollutants. At that ceremony Stellwagen awarded Graham an environmental recognition award for his work and music to spread environmental awareness and education to the public. Graham closed the uplifting event singing his songs – Wind on the Water, about the threat humans have posed to whales through the ages, and his anthem, Teach Your Children.