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Story last updated at 4:38 PM on Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Bringing in the debris


Photo by Michael Armstrong

Jenny Medley, right, hauls a plastic foam buoy off the M/V Seeker on Tuesday morning as Patrick Chandler, left, prepares to get another buoy. Chandler, special programs coordinator for the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, spent six days cleaning up marine debris at Gore Point. Medley is a school programs coordinator for CACS. Under a grant from the Ocean Conservancy, a dozen volunteers with CACS and Gulf of Alaska Keeper cleaned the east and west beaches at Gore Point as well as other small beaches in Port Dick. The cleanup targeted possible Japanese tsunami-related debris. About 50 bags of trash came in on the Seeker, with more to be picked up at the Gore Point west beach. Homer News reporter Michael Armstrong went on the cleanup and will have a story on the project in the Aug. 23 Homer News.


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