Marine Debris Monitoring Survey
Volunteers are always needed, and visitors are also welcome to join in to learn about the marine debris monitoring process, perhaps to carry the knowledge to another area to start up a new monitoring team.
These surveys, conducted according to a NOAA protocol, are citizen science efforts that make a contribution to scientific studies of the origins and impacts of such debris by helping to provide baseline data. They also help to clean up the stretches of shoreline where they occur.
The next survey at this site, by the way, takes place on Tuesday, Dec. 18, also at 9 a.m.
For more information about marine debris monitoring, contact Fawn Custer, CoastWatch volunteer coordinator, at (541) 270-0027, [email protected].