Kate Eskew wrote -
Last year you supported a very successful microplastic removal cleanup on Neahkahnie Beach in Manzanita, Oregon. This year, we are at it again.
Our focus: The highest denisty sites in terms of plastic and human activity.
The Details: A 1-day workshop and cleanup event on June 18, 2016 from 10am to 4pm on Neahkahnie Beach. Meet at the end of Laneda Avenue.
What's needed: Volunteers and Funds. Our goal is 4 days. We will operate for the days that we have funding.
To make a donation: You can donate through this site anonymously or publicly. Or make checks payable to: Sea Turtles Forever and send them to P.O. Box 845, Seaside, OR 97138. With checks, be sure to note these funds are for Manzanita to they are credited to this project. Thank you.
The Backstory: My friend, Marc Ward, the man in the video to the left, invented the filtration screens and the method to safely and efficiently remove harmful microplastics from our beaches. Watch the video to learn about the problem and the solution to this scourge.
If you’d rather read about it, here’s the low down.
- At sea, plastics of all sizes absorb diluted toxins like PCB’s and POP’s to toxic levels.
- Mistaken for food, microplastics are eaten by marine life and enter the food web.
- When washed ashore, they typically land at the high tide line. This is a popular spot to build campfires, potentially exposing unsuspecting beachgoers and their four-footed friends to harmful toxins.
Thanks to Marc we have the solution. With his screens and a group of volunteers, we can make an enormous impact on not only the health and safety of all who enjoy Neahkahnie Beach, we can greatly improve her appearance.
Pretty, clean beaches make me pretty happy!
Your support of this project empowers many people to take effective action immediately to improve the marine situation in Manzanita, Oregon. Please, donate now.