The NOAA Marine Debris Program Awards Funding to 14 New Projects

Posted Thu, 08/15/2019 - 12:19

Following a highly competitive review process, the NOAA Marine Debris Program is pleased to announce the 14 recipients of our 2019 removal and research grant awards totaling approximately $2.7 million in federal funds. Federal funding is matched by non-federal contributions, bringing the total investment of these marine debris projects to approximately $5.2 million. Marine debris is a pervasive national and global problem that harms wildlife, navigation safety, ecosystem health, and the economy. 

The Marine Debris Program offers nation-wide competitive funding opportunities for community-based projects that improve ecological resources through the removal of marine debris, as well as hypothesis-driven research projects that improve our understanding of the ecological risks associated with marine debris and the fate and transport of debris in nearshore, coastal environments. Through these opportunities, the Marine Debris Program is proud to support impactful, community-driven, and cost-effective projects. 

This year's funded projects include:

 

Removal:

Aleut Community of St. Paul Island (Alaska, $113,393)

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, Inc. (New York, $107,073)

Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam, $250,000)

Island Trails Network (Alaska, $122,912)

Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation (Louisiana, $169,259)

New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (New York, $150,000)

North Carolina Coastal Federation (North Carolina, $249,657)

Richardson's Bay Regional Agency (California, $150,000)

Swinomish Indian Tribal Community (Washington, $75,000)

University of the Virgin Islands (U.S. Virgin Islands, $100,000)

 

Research:

Regents of the University of California at Riverside (California, $329,982)

Rutgers University (New Jersey, $320,000)

University of Delaware (Delaware, $324,992)

Virginia Institute of Marine Science (Virginia, $280,839)

 

For more information on this year’s funded projects, visit the 2019 removal and research funding pages on the Marine Debris Program website. Click here to view the press release.

The NOAA Marine Debris Program Awards Funding to 14 New Projects

Posted Thu, 08/15/2019 - 12:19

Robert J Banach

Mon, 08/26/2019 - 16:58

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Linda

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 15:10

Thank you for the information. I pass it along to NSDAR Conservation Committee

Linda

Fri, 09/06/2019 - 15:14

Thank you for the information. I pass it along to NSDAR Conservation Committee

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