San Juan Islands Marine Debris Removal
The Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, located in Seattle, Wash., will use its funds to remove marine debris from the shorelines of the San Juan Islands area of the Salish Sea as well as marine debris and garbage throughout the San Juan Islands waters. Staff, volunteers and partners will remove the debris brought in by the large winter storms. Over the winter, planning and coordinating has occurred to establish specific dates (based on the tides) for local partners (Washington Coast Savers and North Sound Baykeeper) to participate. Materials needed for the collection efforts such as data sheets, safety briefings, outreach material, etc. have been produced. In mid-late March, Puget Soundkeeper and Aquatics Research and Monitoring will venture out on their vessel for the first day around the San Juan Islands picking up marine pollution with additional dates to follow.