Monthly Archives February 2024

New Southern New England Marine Debris Action Plan Released

Posted Mon, 02/26/2024 - 14:03

The NOAA Marine Debris Program is pleased to share the Southern New England Marine Debris Action Plan (Action Plan). This document is the result of a collaborative effort between the NOAA Marine Debris Program and partners across Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts, including federal, state, and nongovernmental organizations, industry, and academia. It represents a partner-led effort to guide marine debris efforts in Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts through 2029.

The Marine Debris Leadership Academy: Spanning Boundaries to Tackle Marine Debris in the Tijuana River Watershed emily.greene Thu, 02/08/2024 - 20:58

Located in Imperial Beach, California, the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve (TRNERR) sees challenges as opportunities to utilize trinational collaboration in addressing the social-ecological impacts of marine debris. With support from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Debris Program (NOAA MDP) provided through the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act, the ResiDUOS project was created to collaboratively develop a community-driven circular economy pilot project, capture and characterize trash, remove debris in critical natural habitats, and develop a binational emergency response guide to flooding.