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2015 International Coastal Cleanup: a Success!

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Thank you to all the volunteers that showed up and cleaned up at this year’s International Coastal Cleanup on Saturday! 2015 was another success due to the many volunteers that helped collect tons of trash!

This yearly event not only removes damaging marine debris from our beaches and waterways, but raises awareness of the important issue of marine debris. The data collected at each event is also used to discover what trash items are most problematic and most likely to become marine debris. Check out some of the debris we found in photos from this year’s event:

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Thanks again to all that helped us take another step closer to keeping our seas trash free at the 30th anniversary of the International Coastal Cleanup!

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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