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Articles from September 22, 2017

Posted: September 22, 2017
Three separate photos of ICC participants.

SEPTEMBER 22, 2017--On Saturday, September 16, OR&R Director Dave Westerholm, Marine Debris Program (MDP) Director Nancy Wallace, and NOS Deputy Assistant Administrator Nicole LeBoeuf, joined over 500 other people at the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) event held on Kingman Island along the Anacostia River.

Posted: September 22, 2017
Group of people on a boat on the water.

SEPTEMBER 22, 2017--On Monday September 18 the Marine Debris Program’s California Regional Coordinator, Sherry Lippiatt, joined the San Francisco Estuary Institute and 5 Gyres to sample for microplastics in San Francisco Bay surface waters.

Posted: September 22, 2017
Two people working at a laptop.

SEPTEMBER 22, 2017--On September 21, OR&R staff LT Michael E. Doig (ERD) and Annie Gibbs (ARD) participated in the Door Peninsula Preparedness for Response Exercise Program full-scale exercise conducted by USCG Sector Lake Michigan in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.

Posted: September 22, 2017

SEPTEMBER 22, 2017--This week OR&R’s Emergency Response Division participated in a Par Petroleum worst-case oil spill exercise held in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Posted: September 22, 2017
Kids surround an eel ladder.

SEPTEMBER 22, 2017--NOAA's interactive booth at Submerge Marine Science Festival in New York City this past Saturday was a splash.  We provided a range of fun activities to expand public knowledge about NOAA's trust resources in local coastal waters, and the effects of pollution and marine debris on those resources.

Posted: September 22, 2017
Man standing next to large boulder.

SEPTEMBER 22, 2017-- For nearly 40 years, OR&R senior scientist Dr. Alan Mearns’ tireless zeal for science, his infectious enthusiasm for studying the marine environment, and his commitment to serving groups within and outside of NOAA have garnered him numerous plaudits from the many groups he serves.

Posted: September 15, 2017
Old fishing nets and bagged debris on a beach.

SEPTEMBER 15, 2017--On August 29, the Marine Debris Program (MDP) announced 15 marine debris projects that will support marine debris removal and research efforts, totaling nearly $2.2 million in fiscal year 2017 funding.

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