Yesterday, NEC staff headed out to Power Poles beach in Samoa for a quick cleanup. In under an hour, we found over 400 pieces of trash! Firework debris was the number one item we found, totaling 181. While 4th of July celebrations are fun, the litter they leave behind is not. We encourage you to take a few minutes this week to help clean up some of the mess left on Humboldt beaches. The ocean will thank you!
If you want to take it a step further, this is a great opportunity to help us with our citizen science Marine Debris tracking by downloading the NOAA Marine Debris Tracker and using the NEC’s debris list. Any and all data collected is highly useful, especially data on fireworks following the holiday weekend.
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