CELL - Ocean Conservation Program

We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch, we are going back from whence we came.
— John F. Kennedy

Dave Oakes is the founder of The Center for Ecological Living & Learning (CELL), a non-profit in Hope, Maine whose mission is to build the next generation of sustainability leaders. In 2017, CELL launched an exciting new Ocean Conservation Program, Our Ocean's, Our Lives: Stories of Hope. Dave and crew sailed along the east coast from Maine to the Gulf of Mexico to meet and tell the stories of inspiring people and communities making a difference.

Dave is an eloquent writer and his words capture his deep reverence and concern for the health of our oceans.
Read his moving blog stories.