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Mid-Atlantic Region: Marine Debris Prevention

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By: Leah Henry

Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF) helps youth and teenagers, a typically high-risk littering audience, understand the marine debris problem and their impact on it, so they are less likely to litter and more inclined to dispose of trash properly. AFF educates students and empowers them to become environmental stewards and urges everyone to ‘Take control. Take care of your trash’. To find out more about this project visit our website.

Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program Department of Environmental Quality addresses a specific entanglement and ingestion issue by investigating balloon debris and the underlying motivations for balloon releases. By studying the behavior behind balloon releases and designing a social marketing campaign to encourage more environmentally sensitive alternatives, they hope to prevent potential harm from balloon-debris to wildlife and the environment. To learn more about this project visit our website.

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.

One thought on “Mid-Atlantic Region: Marine Debris Prevention

  1. I think all school should teach kids from the earliest age about being environmentally conscious and not leave any trash behind that can endanger other marine animals and birds. WE also need to protect our reefs from being trampled so it can continue to protect the sea creatures at the bottom. All these programs are so crucial to protecting our ocean and it’s inhabitants.
    Colleen Miyose-Wallis
    Kailua, Kona resident and Reef Teacher

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