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Marine Debris Art Project Kicks Off in Homer Tonight

What:  Documentary Film on the Washed Ashore Marine Debris Art Project and Exhibit

Where:  Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies Headquarters Building 

                708 Smokey Bay Way

                Homer, AK 

When:  Tuesday February 7, 5:00 – 6:30

ost:  FREE

Contact: Melanie Dufour/235-6746

The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies is embarking on an exciting 3-year marine debris outreach and education project in partnership with Angela Haseltine Pozzi, Director of the Washed Ashore Project and Artula Art Institute.  This project is funded by a sub grant from the EVOS Trustee Council and the Gulf of Alaska Keeper who will be conducting large scale marine debris clean-ups in the Gulf of Alaska over the next 3 years. 

Join us on Tuesday February 8th from 5 – 6:30pm to see a documentary film on the Washed Ashore Project and hear Angela talk about more about this exciting community collaboration.  http://www.washedashore.org/

Light dinner food and refreshments will be provided.

CACS will be extending the time frame for collecting local marine debris by beginning beach clean-ups in the summer aimed at collecting marine debris items to incorporate into large sculptures of intertidal creatures and a giant ocean gyre.  These sculptures will be created 2012/2013 fall and winter by community volunteers, students and artists.  This project has the potential to involve multiple collaborators, volunteers and youth.  It will be an exciting community event resulting in a great display that draws attention to marine debris issues and the need for continued stewardship of Kachemak Bay and the ocean beyond.

Come learn more about this opportunity and begin thinking about how you might become an important part of marine debris prevention and education!

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