Across the country, coastal and Great Lakes Sea Grant programs have committed to cleaning their local beaches and shores of marine debris. Guam Sea Grant hosted a beach clean up event where they collected six 55-gallon bags of trash and two 55-gallon bags of aluminum cans in just two hours. Woods Hole Sea Grant holds community-based cleanups to not only make their beaches clean but also collect local and regional data critical to stopping pollution at the source. Puerto Rico Sea Grant sponsored local, non-governmental organizations to conduct beach cleanups at nine different locations around Puerto Rico, removing almost 5,000 lbs of trash from over 51 acres of land.
Photo Credit: Guam Sea Grant
Alt Text: Three volunteers working to collect trash and other beach debris in Guam.