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Marine debris is being addressed through the dedicated work of organizations and partnerships throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Organizations listed below are actively engaged in efforts to prevent, reduce, remove, and research the impacts of marine debris in the region. For contact information, please visit the organizational websites.
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They conduct 1-2 cleanups per month on Kent Island. They participate in the annual international coastal cleanup in September. They started an internship program for high schoolers in 2017.
Plastic Free QAC is raising awarness of the hazards of single-use plastics. By doing this they are hoping to change people's habits and mind-sets to then eliminate single-use plastics.
Established by the Marine Debris Act of 2006, the NOAA Marine Debris Program is the lead U.S. federal agency for marine debris. The mission of the program is to investigate and prevent the adverse impacts of marine debris in our oceans and Great Lakes. Our work centers around research, removal, and prevention of marine debris, as well as emergency response and regional coordination. The Mid-Atlantic Regional Coordinator resides in Maryland. https://marinedebris.noaa.gov/