Regional Action Plan
Great Lakes Land-based Marine Debris Action Plan

The Great Lakes Land-based Marine Debris Action Plan is a road map for strategic progress in making the Great Lakes, its coasts, people, and wildlife free from the impacts of marine debris. The associated Action Summary Reports outline yearly progress. Citation: Lowe, S.E. (ed.). 2014. The Great Lakes Land-Based Marine Debris Action Plan. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS-OR&R-49.

Great Lakes Accomplishments Report

The Accomplishments Report documents the many actions taken over the five years of the Plan to reduce the impacts of marine debris in the Great Lakes. Through collaborative efforts, the Great Lakes marine debris community made great strides to address marine debris, completing 34 actions and continuing work on 17 additional actions. In total, 180,062 people were educated on the topic during 711 events and approximately 306,665 pounds of debris were removed by volunteers.

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