Perfect weather for the 2014 Cordova Harbor Clean-up!
Thank you to all who participated making this a successful and fun event!
Clean Harbors Initiative Program
In 2012 PWSK joined forces with the Native Village of Eyak, the Oil Spill Recovery Institute, Alaska Sea Grant, Prince William Sound Science Center, Cordova Fisherman’s Union and the Cordova Harbor Commission to provide education and outreach at the Cordova Harbor during the summer. Allen Marquette is the Outreach Coordinator and armed with his crew of enthusiastic volunteers, has been informing the harbor users about water quality issues and asking to take part in a short survey on what is perceived as the biggest problems and needs for the Cordova Harbor.
Pictured above is Mike Scott taking the survey and volunteer Michelle Hahn O'leary explaining the project to him at the Cordova High School during the April 2012 Health Fair.
PWSK hopes to continue this successful collaboration with the ultimate goal to expand this program to other Prince William Sound Communities.
PWSK’s Clean Harbors Clean Boating (Clean Harbors) program is significant because it is the first-ever focused and cohesive effort for organization of marine debris removal and prevention across the Sound. Clean Harbors addresses the need for attention to all five harbors - the areas of highest concentrated human impact, and the points of entry into Prince William Sound. Attention is focused on human habits that are the root cause of marine debris with a goal of creating a new clean and safe boating norm - the key to long-term debris prevention.
Clean Harbors News 2009,#1
Clean Harbors News 2009, #2
Marine Debris Biodegradation Timeline
U.S. National Park Service; “Garbage in, garbage out’
Audubon magazine and Mote Marine Lab, Sarasota, Fl.