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Marine Debris Team Presents at Stormwater and Litter Workshop in Virginia

JUNE 3, 2019 — On May 28, Marine Debris Program (MDP) staff participated in the Virginia Stormwater and Litter workshop held in Woodbridge, Virginia.

People listening to speaker at front of room.
Jason Rolfe presents on NOAA MDP organizational pillars and Virginia Emergency Response Guide. Image credit: NOAA.

This one-day workshop brought together over 60 stormwater professionals from municipalities across Virginia to address urban trash pollution. Attendees included a diverse set of stormwater engineers, managers, public works professionals, as well as county and state government employees.

The workshop highlighted the importance of interception of litter as both a removal and prevention approach for stormwater runoff. MDP Response Coordinator Jason Rolfe shared information on grant opportunities through the NOAA MDP as well as an overview of the Virginia Marine Debris Emergency Response Guide. This workshop provided an opportunity to discuss current stormwater issues facing Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic region and to foster collaboration and advance understanding of this issue. 

For more information please contact Christy.Kehoe@noaa.gov or Jason.Rolfe@noaa.gov.

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