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Orca Recovery Day | Learn about the NOAA Marine Debris Survey

October 15, 2022 @ 3:30 am 5:00 pm

Do you know your beach cleanup can have an even larger impact?

The Marine Debris Monitoring and Assessment Project, or MDMAP, engages NOAA partners and volunteers around the world to survey and record the amount and types of marine debris on shorelines. Sound Water Stewards set up a survey site this year called Ape Rock, Fort Casey. The site was first mapped by an AP Environmental class from Oak Harbor (that’s why it’s named APE rock).

Sound Water Stewards will lead volunteers from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Environmental and WSU Extension Waste Wise, Community Litter Cleanup to collect data for the survey at Fort Casey, while the public is invited to learn more and sign up for future Community Litter Cleanups!

We welcome you to stop by our information table to learn about the program, how to add additional survey sites, the Plastics/Marine Debris timeline, and how you can get involved with the WSU Community Litter Clean Up Program Island wide!

Featuring hands on family friendly activities, and a live tank of barnacles!

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