Adopt-a-Beach Tsunami Debris Monitoring Coastal Cleanup Day Maps Forms


Trash and debris are not just unsightly, but also can cause serious problems for the many birds, fish and animals that depend on our rivers, coasts, ocean and land habitats.

In addition to everyday trash that accumulates on our beaches and in our waterways, we are also seeing debris wash up on our shores that could potentially have originated from the 2011 Japan tsunami. The Northcoast Environmental Center, in collaboration with the California Coastal Commission, has been coordinating mornitoring events on Humboldt and Del Norte county beaches. On April 20, as part of early Earth Day celebrations, the NEC took to the beaches for our second quarterly Japan Tsunami Debris Monitoring and Cleanup event of the year.

What our teams found is pretty illuminating. 

Click here to read more in our Jun/July issue of EcoNews.

Our third quarterly Japan Tsunami Debris Monitoring and Cleanup events took place on June 29 and 30, in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, respectively. September 21 marked International Coastal Cleanup Day around the world. The NEC again coordinated the cleanups in Humboldt County.

Click here for more information about Coastal Cleanup Day 2013!


December 7 & 8 will be the last Japan Tsunami Debris Monitoring & Cleanups for the year! Click here for more information.