Let’s Keep Enjoying the Outdoors by Cleaning Up Marine Debris!

Posted Mon, 06/12/2017 - 11:00

This past Saturday was National Get Outdoors Day— did you participate? It’s getting to be that time of year when the weather is beautiful and being outside is awesome. Unfortunately, when you’re enjoying the outdoors, you’re likely to run into something that is way too common: marine debris. Sadly, marine debris is a global problem that originates from a variety of sources. That empty chip bag that you see on your street? That can easily find its way to our waters and become marine debris.

So, let’s enjoy the outdoors and fight marine debris at the same time! Join a cleanup in your area to help pick up marine debris near you. Subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter for a list of cleanups happening around the country. If you don’t see one in your area, start one yourself! Gather some friends to enjoy the nice weather, pick up some trash, and use the Marine Debris Tracker app to track what you find and contribute to valuable global data.

We hope you enjoyed being outside on National Get Outdoors Day and that you will continue to do so in a clean, marine debris-free outdoors!

Two volunteers that are outside put trash into a garbage bag.
Volunteers enjoy the outdoors while picking up trash and recording what they find. (Photo Credit: NOAA)

 

Let’s Keep Enjoying the Outdoors by Cleaning Up Marine Debris!

Posted Mon, 06/12/2017 - 11:00

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