Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Katmai National Park Cleanup Expeditions Announced

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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.

Sourcenoaa.gov
Sam Helmy
Sam Helmyhttps://www.deeperblue.com
Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life! Sam is a Staff Writer for DeeperBlue.com

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