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- NOAA remains the best source for information about Japan tsunami marine debris including modeling, protocols to follow for handling marine debris and frequently asked questions. Go to http://marinedebris.noaa.gov/tsunamidebris/
- NOAA is actively collecting information about tsunami debris and asks the public to report debris sightings to DisasterDebris@noaa.gov. Please include the time, date, location and photos, if possible.
- Joint states tsunami debris information website: http://disasterdebris.wordpress.com/
- Washington Emergency Management Division: http://www.emd.wa.gov/index.shtml Washington Department of Health: http://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/EmergencyPreparednessandResponse/FukushimaUpdate/TsunamiDebrisFAQ.aspx
- Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife: http://www.wdfw.wa.gov/tsunami/
- Washington Department of Ecology: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/spills/spills.html
- Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission: http://www.parks.wa.gov/
- Washington State Invasive Species Council: www.invasivespecies.wa.gov
- Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs: http://www-stage.capaa.wa.gov/news/index.shtml
Preliminary planning to export crude oil from the Port of Grays Harbor has begun. Last week, a public hearing was held in Aberdeen, and after a brief presentation from Gary Nelson, executive director for the Port of Grays Harbor, questions were opened to the public. Concerned citizens asked about the ability of the rail system to handle the additional burden, the impact to traffic in Aberdeen, noise of operations, what refineries the crude is going to, and, of course, the risk of oil spills in the harbor. The crowd also made it clear to Port officials that they want more public hearings on the topic.
Citizens for a Clean Harbor will be hosting a public meeting to discuss crude by rail at the Hoquiam High School Commons, Wednesday, February 13th at 6:30PM. Please attend if you’re concerned about this! https://www.facebook.com/events/204882579654922/
After an extended hiatus, Surfrider Foundation’s outer coast blog has returned, with a new address and a new look. Take note of the new blog address: http://surfriderwashingtoncoast.blogspot.com/
This blog is part of the Surfrider Foundation’s efforts to inform public knowledge and engagement of issues that affect ocean health and coastal communities of Washington State’s Pacific coast.
Visit this page for information on Marine Resource Committees, the Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council, Marine Spatial Planning, beach cleanups, public hearings, and more!