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Keepin' the Sea Free of Debris!

Want to be FAMOUS?

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Love to draw? Have a passion for the ocean? Want to be a part of history in the making? (OK, kidding just a bit on that one, but this really is BIG and COOL!)

If you answered YES to any or all of the above, we have the perfect contest for you! Here’s your chance to make your mark and be a part of what will be the BEST, MOST FABULOUS, SO BEAUTIFUL IT’LL BE A COLLECTOR’S ITEM FOR YEARS TO COME (copies will be sold on Ebay years from now!) …OK, exaggerating just a smidge, but you get the picture – 2011 Marine Debris Planner/Calendar!

So, here’s the 4-1-1: The NOAA Marine Debris Program would like to know how marine debris impacts you and what you are doing about it. All students in grades K-4 and 5-8 from all U.S. states and territories–recognized public, private, and home schools are eligible to participate. Each entry must be composed of a piece of artwork and a description (on entry form). All must meet the requirements stated on the webpage below. Students are highly encouraged to check out the rest of the NOAA Marine Debris Program website for information about marine debris.

For details and entry form visit

So, that said, join us this Earth Day and help “Keep the Sea Free of Debris!”

Author: NOAA Marine Debris Program

The NOAA Marine Debris Program envisions the global ocean and its coasts, users, and inhabitants free from the impacts of marine debris. Our mission is to investigate and solve the problems that stem from marine debris, in order to protect and conserve our nation's marine environment, natural resources, industries, economy, and people.

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