Exciting Marine Debris News!

MDNovemberPerry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, located in Put-in-Bay, is a celebration of peace between the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States after the War of 1812. Though, most Ohioans know Put-in-Bay for the tourism and recreation aspect. As a popular getaway, it attracts thousands of people aiming to relax and unwind on Lake Erie during the summer months. With many people on a small island, not to mention all the tourists on the mainland enjoying the beach, debris is bound to fly into Lake Erie on a blustery day, fall off a boat, or get dropped by a distracted sight-seer. A new partnership between National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Park Service aims to mitigate the marine debris at Put-in-Bay. This exciting new partnership was supported by the Ohio Sea Grant, Stone Lab, and Plastic Free Put-in-Bay. Read more about this opportunity on the NOAA Marine Debris Blog here and be sure to follow @PlasticFreePIB and @OhioSeaGrant on Twitter and Facebook for updates on this unique program.