Tsunami Debris Cleanup

An estimated 25 million tons of debris washed into the ocean during the 2011 tsunami

THE CHALLENGE

The 2011 Japanese Tsunami washed 5 million tons of debris out to sea. This debris has been washing ashore on the west coast since spring of 2013

THE SOLUTION

As part of a program of the California Coastal Commission, ECOSLO hosts regular cleanup events to remove marine debris from the coastline and collect data on debris from the tsunami.

ECOSLO Mobilizes Volunteers

 

As the local organizer of California Coastal Cleanup Day (the state’s largest volunteer beach cleanup program), ECOSLO is positioned mobilize volunteers to both clean up debris and to gather critical information to determine when and where debris from the tsunami is hitting California’s shores.

Tsunami Debris Cleanup in the Press

Soap bottle from Japan found during Montaña de Oro cleanup

Island of debris the size of TEXAS from 2011 Japanese tsunami is headed straight for the U.S.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2487555/Island-debris-size-TEXAS-2011-Japanese-tsunami-headed-straight-U-S.html#ixzz3XEPKgmmJ


Read about the California Coastal Commission statewide Japanese Tsunami Debris Cleanup Program here

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