Marine debris is a growing global problem with wide-ranging impacts. Although much remarkable work to prevent and remove marine debris has been done, marine debris, particularly plastics, continues to accumulate in our ocean. This poses problems, often with deadly consequences, for marine wildlife as well as impacts to navigation, possibly our human health and our coastal economies.
Please join us on July 20-22 for a virtual Mid-Atlantic Marine Debris Regional Summit. Each of the three half day sessions will inspire collaboration and empower partners to work on solutions to marine debris. Attendees will represent state and federal agencies, tribes, NGOs, academia, and other groups tackling marine debris in the five Mid-Atlantic coastal states (New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia) and Washington, DC. The public also is encouraged to participate.