Trash-a-thon Recap

We’re so excited about the success of our first ever Trash-a-thon! We had 11 teams sign up and cleanup over 14,000 pieces of trash. Additionally, we had 48 generous supporters who donated over $4,000! For a full list of teams and sponsors visit: go.rallyup.com/trashathon2020/Supporters
Our cleanup volunteers helped add thousands of valuable data points to the NOAA Marine Debris database to better understand the debris that we’re finding on our beaches and in our communities.
Thank you to Ren Brownell at Humboldt Distillery, the Sunset Scavengers, and the Tully Trashinators for submitting these awesome photos.
If you participated in Trash-a-thon and are interested in continued participation in debris removal and data collection, reach out to our Coastal Programs Coordinator, casey@yournec.org, to learn more about our year-round opportunities.

Shout-out to our awesome cleanup volunteers:

  • Team NEC (623 pieces)
  • Tully Trashinators (369 pieces)
  • Michael and Chelsea Pulliam (379 pieces)
  • Trash Panda (201 pieces)
  • Judy L. (108 pieces)
  • Marth L. (108 pieces)
  • Autum L. (108 pieces)
  • Movewell Arcata (50 pieces)
  • Sunset Scavengers (1,029 pieces)
  • Ren Brownell (10,436 pieces)
  • Jason Slyter (583)

Immense gratitude to our many wonderful sponsors:

  • Coast Central Credit Union
  • Dandelion Herbal Center
  • Humboldt Distillery
  • Pierson Building Center
  • Anonymous Supporters x8
  • Carol Moore
  • Chris Beresford
  • Thea Gast
  • Gary Friedrichsen
  • Jace Baldosser
  • All The Forest Defenders
  • Elayna, Jon, and Nicole
  • Lonny Grafman
  • Dillon Arevalo
  • Michael Pulliam
  • Douglas Geiger
  • Lisa Jaeger
  • Mark Ludwick
  • Dinaz Kardooni
  • Irene Gregg
  • Haley Haavik
  • Patrick Carr
  • Gordon Leppig
  • Andrew Cranfill
  • Barbara Tully
  • Blue
  • Emily Schweigert
  • VA Lawlors
  • Ellen Krsnak
  • Sheila Gallagher
  • Elizabeth Kadle
  • Thomas Lawlor
  • Patrick Lawlor
  • Big T.
  • Daisy Dalton
  • Holly Hutcheson
  • Thomas McRae
  • Nancy Harris
  • George Kodros
  • Cindy Vaughan
  • Noah Meisel
  • Jill Shepard
  • Stephanie Holliday