Category Archives: Washington State

Washington Marine Debris Task Force Holding Public Meetings on Tsunami Debris Response Plan

The Washington State Marine Debris Task Force is holding community meetings in Ocean Shores and Long Beach to answer questions and gather feedback about the state plan for responding to marine debris from the tragic March 11, 2011, Japan tsunami that may cross the Pacific Ocean and reach Washington beaches. Continue reading

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Washington Crew Removing Marine Debris from Willapa Bay Beaches

DNR crew removing marine debris from Willapa Bay beaches OLYMPIA, Washington – This week, a Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) work crew began cleaning up accumulated marine debris that washed ashore on Willapa Bay beaches this summer. The 4-member … Continue reading

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Gov. Gregoire’s statement on Japan’s financial contribution to help remove tsunami debris

*The following release was issued by the office of State of Washington Governor Chris Gregoire on Friday, September 28, 2012. The official release may be found here.* OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire issued the following statement, thanking the nation of … Continue reading

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State Marine Debris Task Force releases response plan that features ability to conserve or deploy resources when needed

OLYMPIA – The Washington Marine Debris Task Force today released its initial plan for responding to various types of marine debris that may cross the Pacific Ocean and reach our shores from the tragic March 11, 2011, Japan tsunami. The … Continue reading

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Washington State Launches Toll-Free Reporting and Info Line for Marine Debris

The State of Washington has announced a new toll-free telephone number for citizens to get updated information and report suspected Japan tsunami debris on the state’s beaches. Continue reading

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