Tsunami Debris Cleanup
An estimated 25 million tons of debris washed into the ocean during the 2011 tsunami
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
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 about the California Coastal Commission statewide Japanese Tsunami Debris Cleanup Program here