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Addressing Marine Debris

Learn about how you can improve waterway health.

Action and Plans Underway to Clean Up Waste and Debris

It’s hard to fully acknowledge the state of our waterways and oceans. It might seem daunting as we’ve seen the alarming photos of islands of plastics in our oceans. We’ve read about the direct impact these materials have on marine life population, and the additional environmental dangers of microplastics, and the weakened environmental well-being of the estuaries and waterways.

At HARC, we are working to address marine debris and solid waste in our waterways. To begin, we have launched a local initiative collaborating with many partners such as local governments and community organizations. Later this year, our work continues with a grant-funded study from the state of Texas's General Land Office.