Marine Debris Program Presents at Virtual Virginia Plastic Pollution Prevention Network Meeting
April 26, 2021—On April 20, the Marine Debris Program Mid-Atlantic Regional Coordinator Christy Kehoe presented at a virtual Virginia Plastic Pollution Prevention Network meeting during Earth Week. The mission of the Virginia Plastic Pollution Prevention Network is to promote and facilitate coordination, collaboration, and communication among groups working to reduce plastic pollution throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The meeting brought together over 25 marine debris stakeholders across Virginia. Members of the network are organizations that are working on issues related to plastic pollution, including nonprofits, educational organizations, businesses, trade industries, researchers, and governmental agencies.
Christy presented a background on the Marine Debris Program, shared examples of program-led regional efforts such as the development of the Mid-Atlantic Marine Debris Action Plan and the Virginia Emergency Response Guide, and highlighted upcoming federal funding opportunities. Other meeting presenters shared highlights of additional prevention reduction activities across the state.
For more information, please contact Christy.Kehoe@noaa.gov.