2017 International Coastal Cleanup: A Success!

Posted Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:15

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 communities 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 ICC events around the country:

Volunteers found many debris items, including water bottles, at an ICC event in Washington, D.C. (Photo Credit: NOAA)
Volunteers pose with their haul at an ICC event in the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo Credit: NOAA)
Just some of the haul from an ICC event in Ozette, WA. (Photo Credit: CoastSavers)
Volunteers at an ICC event in Washington, D.C. (Photo Credit: NOAA)
Volunteers at an ICC event in Ozette, WA, haul the debris they collected. (Photo Credit: CoastSavers)
Just some of the debris that was found at an ICC event in Oakland, CA. (Photo Credit: NOAA)
Just some of the haul from an ICC event in Washington, D.C. (Photo Credit: NOAA)
Volunteers collected debris using kayaks at an ICC event in the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo Credit: NOAA)
Volunteers at an ICC event in Washington, D.C. (Photo Credit: NOAA)
Volunteers collect debris at an ICC event in Westport, OR. (Photo Credit: NOAA)
Just some of the haul from an ICC event in the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo Credit: NOAA)
Volunteers at an ICC event in Ozette, WA. (Photo Credit: CoastSavers)
Volunteers at an ICC event in Oakland, CA. (Photo Credit: NOAA)
Volunteers record data while cleaning up at an ICC event in Hawaii. (Photo Credit: NOAA)
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2017 International Coastal Cleanup: A Success!

Posted Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:15
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