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, 2013 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 2013 issue of EcoNews.

Our third and fourth quarterly Japan Tsunami Debris Monitoring and Cleanup events took place on June 29 and 30, and December 7 and 8, in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties, respectively.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 the world will again hit the beaches to clean up debris as part of International Coastal Cleanup Day. Locally, the NEC will again serve as area coordinator for cleanup teams.

Click here for more information about Coastal Cleanup Day!