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Thank you to all the volunteers, sponsors and coordinators who made
California Coastal Cleanup Day On Tomales bay a Huge Success!

Together we harnessed the Power of People to Fight Ocean Trash Along Tomales Bay, an international Ramsar Site, or Wetland of International Importance.

We had over 60+ volunteers, and removed 1,000+ pounds of debris out of the Tomales Bay watershed.  The event was followed by an amazing friends barbeque. See pictures below. 

The event is coordinated by Hog Island Oyster Co. Marconi Conference Center State ParkEnvironmental Action Committee of West Marin, and in partnership with Marin Oyster, and Tomales Bay Oyster Companies, shellfish growers, Point Reyes National Seashore/NPSPoint Reyes National Seashore Association, and Tomales Bay Sailing.

 

THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY INKIND SUPPORTERS

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Diver Deeper: Learn About and Take Action For the coast!

The Problem

 

Ocean trash effects the health of wildlife, people and local economies

Ocean trash affects the health of wildlife, people and local economies. From plankton to whales, animals across ocean ecosystems have been contaminated by plastic. Today, plastic has been found in 62% of all sea birds and in 100% of sea turtle species. Trash in the water and on the shore can be mistaken as food by wildlife, or entangle animals with lethal consequences. Plastic also attracts and concentrates other pollutants from surrounding seawater, posing a contamination risk to those species that then eat it. Scientists are studying the impacts of that contamination on fish and shellfish and as well as the possible impact it may have on human health as well. 

 

 

 

The Solution

Marine debris isn’t an ocean problem—
it’s a people problem.

That means people are the solution. Tackling the problem of plastic in the ocean begins on land, and with your purchase power. Reduction in plastics use, especially of single-use disposable products, and the collection of, and the reuse, recycling and or reinvention of plastics in developing countries can help to reduce the amount of plastic waste that enters the ocean.

 

 

 

 

TAKE ACTION

Become aware, change habitats, use your purchase power and reuse, recycle and reinvent!

Join or donate to EAC, or other local nonprofits fighting to protect ocean resources, and get outside with their volunteer efforts. 

Volunteer with the Marin MPA (Marin Protected Areas) Watch

Purchase a Whale Tail License Plate

Sign the Ocean Conservancy's petition to ask your Senators to turn the tide on ocean plastics

Download and use the CleanSwell App to start recording long-term data for coastal clean up efforts.

 

Resources

California Coastal Commission Resources and Programs
Ocean Conservancy's 2017 Data Release