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Another Successful International Coastal Cleanup!

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

This yearly event not only removes damaging marine debris from beaches and waterways around the globe, but also 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 photos from this year’s event:

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Did you miss out on this year’s ICC and are sad that you didn’t get to participate? Don’t worry, not only will you get another chance next year, but there are many cleanups throughout the year and around the country that you can get involved with! Subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter for a list of cleanups that are happening near you soon!

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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