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Listening to the Land: Plastic Pollution

Published on May 8, 2018 10:08AM

Last changed on May 14, 2018 8:43AM

File photo@Photo caption:Plastic pollution is the subject of "Listening to the Land," from the Neca

On Wednesday, May 16, the Necanicum Watershed Council welcomes Charlie Plybon, Surfrider Foundation’s Oregon Policy Manager. Charlie will present on “Plastic Pollution: Acting locally to curb a new world order in ocean pollution,” which will discuss the rising tide of plastic pollution in our environment and oceans and how we can act locally to curb this issue of global concern. Studies estimate that if plastic pollution continues entering the environment at its current rate that by 2050 it may likely outweigh the total mass of fish in our oceans. A scary statistic when coupled with new restrictions on recycling and Americans growing demand for single use convenience. However, as individuals, communities and local governments there are opportunities to curb this new world order in ocean pollution. Charlie will discuss ways which we can all act locally to empower global change on this important issue.

Listening to the Land is a monthly winter speaker series offered January through May and presented by the Necanicum Watershed Council in partnership with the Seaside Public Library. Following this final presentation of the 2018 season, Listening to the Land will take a break over the summer and fall and will resume in January 2019. Presentations are held the third Wednesday of every month starting at 6 p.m. at the Seaside Library, 1131 Broadway St, Seaside. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit


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