A national initiative to celebrate the conservation and management of our ocean and coastlines, Spearheaded by the Coastal Zone management team at the Department of Commerce, this week long initiative encompasses summit meetings, fautasi challenges and a festival to celebrate our healthy coastlines. Our Territory is home to one of the healthiest reefs in the world because of the enormous efforts by the conservation and management teams assigned to protect them. A "healthy coast is a wealthy coast," boasts in the initiative motto. The event also kicks off our PALS initiative, which is a government wide platform to promote People Air Land and Sea (PALS). It begins in September with Coast Weeks and ends in December with the American Samoa Arts & Humanities Council Christmas Program.