A series of cleanup expeditions to the Katmai National Park in Alaska have been announced.
The effort is a collaboration between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Debris Program and the Ocean Plastics Recovery Project.
The expeditions will be the most extensive marine debris cleanup efforts conducted in Katmai to date. The events are scheduled to occur during 2021-2022, and each event will be a four- to six-vessel cleanup effort. During the project, the OPR aims to improve 500 acres (202.3 hectares) of the park by removing an impressive 25 tons of ocean plastic.
The expeditions will feature plastic recycling and recovery experts, scientists, and artists. It will also provide a host of high school and university students with the fantastic opportunity to experience what it is like to be on the frontline of combating marine debris.
You can find out more about the Ocean Plastic Recovery Project here.