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Coastweeks Newport Trash Skimmer Tour
September 29, 2017 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Join us to learn more about how the City of Newport is trying to clean up marine debris with the Newport Harbor Trash Skimmers, made possible by funding from 11th Hour Racing. The Newport Harbor Trash Skimmers, the first on the East Coast, have collected over 6,000 pounds of miscellaneous plastic, foam, cigarettes/filters, food containers and beverage bottles, as well as, oil and toxins since they were installed in 2016.The tour will showcase how the trash skimmers work, what kind of debris is commonly collected, and provided will be tips on what participants can do to reduce waste entering our water systems.