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Marine Debris Workshop at Southeast Alaska Environmental Conference

SEPT. 7, 2018 — On Aug. 30, Peter Murphy, Alaska regional coordinator for the NOAA Marine Debris Program, presented and helped facilitate a marine debris workshop at the Southeast (Alaska) Environmental Conference.

This annual conference, planned by the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, is an opportunity for Alaska Native and Tribal organizations to meet and discuss environmental issues, needs, and actions across Southeast Alaska, with a specific focus on topics of interest. This year, members selected marine debris as a focal topic for a full day workshop, with presentations from agencies, NGOs, and tribal associations on the scope of debris impacts and efforts in the region. Following presentations, participants held a short discussion workshop to identify other ongoing actions, current needs, and future opportunities to address local marine debris sources and impacts.

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