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International Coastal Cleanup 2018

NOAA OCNMS

International Coastal Cleanup 2018

Sep 28, 2018.
NOAA OCNMS

On September 15, OCNMSF supported Washington CoastSavers in another incredibly successful ICC! Over 500 volunteers participated in the 2018 ICC, collecting over 7,500 lbs. of debris from Cape Flattery to Cape Disappointment – the entire outer coast of Washington, with volunteers distributed along approximately half of the 157 miles of coastline and along the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Million Waves Project reached out to CoastSavers to form a new partnership this year. The Million Waves Project takes reclaimed ocean plastics and turns them into 3-D printed prosthetic limbs. Million Waves had plastic shredding demonstrations, and 3-D printed limbs available on display.

Please check out the photos below to learn more about what our dedicated volunteers collected.

Photo Credit: NOAA OCNMS

Our dedicated volunteers cleaning up Hobuck Beach at the Makah Reservation.

Photo credit: NOAA OCNMS

A nine-year old Million Waves Project prosthetic hand recipient, Abbey McPherren picking up debris at Hobuck Beach. The Million Waves Project takes reclaimed ocean plastics that are classified as #1 and turns them into 3-D printed prosthetic limbs. Million Waves had plastic shredding demonstrations, and 3-D printed limbs available on display. A nine-year old Million Waves Project prosthetic hand recipient, Abbey McPherren (above) and her family, also attended the cleanup.

Photo credit: Nancy Messmer

The JabberWalkies are a hiking group of women aged 60 through 96 who hike together twice a month. This year they joined the International Coastal Cleanup at Lake Ozette.

Photo credit: Lisa Kaye

Our dedicated volunteers cleaning up Pacific Beach. They collected over 50 lbs. of debris!

Photo credit: ONP

Volunteer showing off the trash they gathered from the Kalaloch Beach like crab traps, plastics and ropes.

Photo credit: James Roubal

Two amazing volunteers cleaning up Hobuck Beach at the Makah Reservation.

Video credit: Million Waves Project

Cleanup effort from this year’s ICC with Million Waves Project at Hobuck Beach.



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