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Clean-Up 2000lbs of Trash from the Ocean & Beaches

by Ocean Defenders Alliance
Clean-Up 2000lbs of Trash from the Ocean & Beaches
Clean-Up 2000lbs of Trash from the Ocean & Beaches
Clean-Up 2000lbs of Trash from the Ocean & Beaches
Clean-Up 2000lbs of Trash from the Ocean & Beaches
Clean-Up 2000lbs of Trash from the Ocean & Beaches
Clean-Up 2000lbs of Trash from the Ocean & Beaches
Clean-Up 2000lbs of Trash from the Ocean & Beaches
Clean-Up 2000lbs of Trash from the Ocean & Beaches
Clean-Up 2000lbs of Trash from the Ocean & Beaches
Clean-Up 2000lbs of Trash from the Ocean & Beaches
Clean-Up 2000lbs of Trash from the Ocean & Beaches
Clean-Up 2000lbs of Trash from the Ocean & Beaches
Clean-Up 2000lbs of Trash from the Ocean & Beaches
Clean-Up 2000lbs of Trash from the Ocean & Beaches
Clean-Up 2000lbs of Trash from the Ocean & Beaches
Clean-Up 2000lbs of Trash from the Ocean & Beaches
Clean-Up 2000lbs of Trash from the Ocean & Beaches
Clean-Up 2000lbs of Trash from the Ocean & Beaches
Clean-Up 2000lbs of Trash from the Ocean & Beaches
Clean-Up 2000lbs of Trash from the Ocean & Beaches

Summary

Ocean Defenders Alliance (ODA) is the "clean-up" crew for the seas; We work to clean and protect marine ecosystems. We focus primarily on the reduction and removal of man-made debris posing serious threats to ocean wildlife & habitat. This project will help the ODA volunteers "clean-up" at least 2000 more pounds of trash and retrieve 4,000+ feet of trap/fishing line from the ocean and beaches in California and Hawaii.

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Challenge

Oceans are more polluted than ever with plastics and other man-made debris. Major causes of these problems include abandoned fishing equipment (ghost gear) and other harmful debris that indiscriminately traps or (if ingested) starves ocean life resulting in death. This mostly-toxic-plastic gear ruins habitats and continues to injure & kill wildlife for hundreds of years. The type of debris ODA removes includes (but is not limited to): fishing lines, nets, traps, plastic and trash of all kinds.

Solution

Your support of this project will enable ODA to clean-up one ton (2,000 pounds) of debris. Our debris-removal activities create immediate positive change for the ecosystems we serve! From Oct. to Dec. of 2019, ODA will conduct 10+ life-saving, debris-removal expeditions and 3 harbor/inland waterway cleanups. With donors' help through GlobalGiving, we'll remove a minimum of 2,000 pounds of nets and other debris from the ocean and retrieve 4,000+ feet of trap/fishing line from the ocean.

Long-Term Impact

After an ODA debris-removal project, ocean wildlife thrives. Marine plants and animals are safer because their environment is free of dangers and healthier. The trap lines that entangles whales are gone. The lobster traps that imprison wildlife are gone. The nets that capture and kill all kinds of fish, seabirds, and marine mammals are out of harm's way. Debris that emits toxins in the water -- like plastics & batteries -- is removed. In many cases, the area remains free of debris indefinitely.

Resources

https:/​/​www.oceandefenders.org/​
Ocean Defenders Alliance website
Ocean Defenders Alliance on Facebook
Ocean Defenders Alliance on Instagram
Ocean Defenders Alliance on Twitter

Organization Information

Ocean Defenders Alliance

Location: Huntington Beach, CA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @OceanDefenders
Project Leader:
Michelle Lehto
Huntington Beach, CA United States
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through the September 2019 Accelerator. Terms and conditions apply.

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