COASST Marine Debris Trainings

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Name: COASST Marine Debris Trainings
Date: August 17, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM PDT
Event Description:
On August 17th from 10am to 4pm (Astoria) and August 18th from 11am to 5pm (Tillamook), the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST) will deliver two free training sessions for citizens interested in surveying for marine debris. The COASST Marine Debris program is focused on the intersection of science, conservation, and communities. Rather than simply identifying debris, the program characterizes it and measures its abundance in particular zones of the beach. Through an interactive, hands-on workshop, trainees will learn how to collect data that speaks directly to the source and transport pathways of debris, as well as to the potential harm to people, wildlife, and local coastal ecosystems. The COASST training provides participants with the tools to monitor for potential changes in the marine environment and promote stewardship of local marine resources. The training session on the 17th will be held at Clatsop Community College (Towler Hall, 1651 Lexington Ave) and on the 18th at Port of Tillamook Bay (4000 Blimp Blvd., Suite 100) There will be a short break in the middle of each session for lunch, so please bring your own sack lunch, or money to purchase food in the area. Volunteers need NO prior experience with scientific data collection, just a commitment to survey a specific beach at least once a month. Reserve your training spot for either training by calling COASST at 206-221-6893 or by emailing For more information on COASST visit
Clatsop Community College Towler Hall 1651 Lexington Ave Astoria, OR 97103
Date/Time Information:
August 17th, 10 AM-4 PM (in Astoria) August 18th, 11 AM-5 PM (in Tillamook)
Contact Information:
email: phone number: 206-221-6893 website:
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