Marine Debris

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Marine Debris 101

MarineDebris1Photo: PCSClean Your Streams, Clean Your Streams 365, Get the Lead Out!, Fishing Line Recycling Bins, Storm Drain Marking...What do these PCS programs have in common? Marine Debris!

 

Marine Debris is any persistent solid material that is manufactured or processed and directly or indirectly, intentionally or unintentionally, disposed of into a marine environment like our rivers, streams, and lakes. 

 

Explore our website to learn about marine debris, where it comes from, why it is bad, and what we all can do about it. 

Sources of Marine Debris

Sources of Marine Debris

Marine Debris comes in many shapes, sizes, and forms. Those of you who have joined us for a Clean Your Streams Day or Get the Lead Out know this to be true.Learn more...
How You Can Join the Fight

How You Can Join the Fight

To join the fight against marine debris, all you need is the motivation to make small changes in your lifestyle and the discipline to turn those changes into daily habits.

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Our Efforts

Our Efforts

Our annual programs like Clean Your Streams and Get the Lead Out are all working towards trash-free or marine debris-free waterways.
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Additional Resources

Additional Resources

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Partners for Clean Streams Inc. is striving for abundant open space and a high quality natural environment; adequate floodwater storage capacities and flourishing wildlife; stakeholders who take local ownership in their resources; and rivers, streams and lakes that are clean, clear and safe