The Utah Ocean Coalition chapter of the Inland Ocean Coalition was founded in 2016 in Salt Lake City by Tricia Petzold to establish a summit to sea adult and youth environmental conservation advocacy program. The chapter has worked with Rowland Hall Summer Works to establish the Summit to Sea Youth Ocean Ranger course which took place in Pigeon Key, Florida on June 8-16, 2018 with 29 students from Utah, Colorado, Michigan, and California. The chapter has also participated in the Healthy Oceans Coalition Advocacy Training in 2017 and 2018.
The Utah Ocean Coalition has partnered on conservation efforts with Neptune Divers and is working on decreasing single use plastics in Utah through the Suck the Straws out of Utah campaign. They hope to participate in the Blue Vision Summit in Washington D.C. in 2019.
Tricia Petzold, Chapter Lead