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Thank you for your year-end gift to improve the Environmental Quality of our LOCAL Coastal Waters.

Among other things, you will be helping young children like Carlos become stewards of the ocean.

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Leading the way to a Healthier Sea and Shore!
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Why I Love the Ocean


The Power of Salt Marshes: Barbara Warren shares the importance of salt marshes on Chronicle's show on Salt (WCVB Channel 5).
(video 2.43 minutes)

Story Maps illustrating Work YOU Support.

Acidic Waters: citizen science monitoring program of coastal flats.

Drain SmART: artists helping to spread the word on stormwater pollution across Salem.

Collins Cove Living Shoreline Project: working with the City of Salem. Includes historical maps of the area and information on living shorelines.

Marine Science High School Internship
"Talking Trash for Clean Oceans"

Trash in the ocean, or marine debris, is one of the most alarming environmental issues we face today. If you are a high school student who cares about this problem, apply now to be part of this paid afterschool program. Every year, high school students join us to investigate this issue, immerse themselves in the surrounding scientific community and then implement REAL change in their communities.
Program Flyer and Application Form
More at our Talking Trash for Clean Oceans webpage.

Talking Trash for Clean Oceans Teens in Action

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