Marine Debris Program Hosts Washington Marine Debris Action Plan Virtual Update Workshop
DECEMBER 14, 2020 — On December 7 and 8, Andrew Mason, Pacific Northwest Regional Coordinator of the Marine Debris Program (MDP), along with support from multiple members from both the Atlantic and Pacific MDP Teams, hosted an all-virtual workshop to allow stakeholders and community members to update the existing Washington Marine Debris Action Plan created in 2018.
The day and a half event brought together representatives from state and federal agencies, industry, non-governmental organizations, and academia. Opening remarks were given by Washington State Senator Mona Das (District 47) and MDP Director Nancy Wallace. Over 70 people participated in one or both days. Updates to the plan will be compiled through February 2021, with an updated Action Plan targeted for publishing in March or April 2021.
For more information, please contact Andrew.Mason@noaa.gov.