The ocean is our treasure, so why is it getting trashed? Find out and learn how to help at "Sea Debris."
Visitors will meet Greta the Great White Shark, Natasha the Turtle and other huge, marine-inspired sculptures made of plastic and other debris gathered from Oregon's coast and transformed into art by the project "Washed Ashore. Sculptures up to 15 feet long and 8 feet high will fascinate all those who seek creative solutions to the challenge of marine debris.
Washed Ashore is a non-profit community art project was founded by artist and educator Angela Haseltine Pozzi in 2010 and based in Bandon, Oregon. The project has processed tons of plastic pollution from Pacific beaches to create monumental art that is awakening the hearts and minds of viewers to the global marine debris crisis. Learn more about "Washed Ashore" at washedashore.org
Americans generate: 4.4 POUNDSof trash per person daily, on average
Sea Debris will educate visitors on how to keep trash out of the ocean. Plastic products in sea water can break down into tiny microplastics that may be swallowed by marine animals. Derelict fishing gear, such as monofilament line, can entangle or be ingested by animals such as sea turtles, dolphins and other marine life — causing injury or even death. Marine debris can also damage important habitats.