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North Gulf Coast cleanup efforts by the Gulf of Alaska Keeper organization

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Gulf of Alaska Keeper Marine Debris Cleanup Gulf of Alaska Keeper Marine Debris Cleanup Presentation Transcript

  • Gulf of Alaska Keeper Marine Debris Remediation 2007 Prince William Sound to Gore Point
  • Sponsors: NOAA, MCAF, BP, CACS, ALYESKA PIPELINE, ALPAR, REI, USFS
  • Gulf of Alaska Keeper
  • Gulf of Alaska Keeper • Recognized Marine Debris Problem
  • Gulf of Alaska Keeper • Recognized Marine Debris Problem • 2002-04 Prince William Soundkeeper
  • Gulf of Alaska Keeper • Recognized Marine Debris Problem • 2002-04 Prince William Soundkeeper • 2005-present GoAK
  • Donors • Local Charter Fleet • Individuals • Foundations • Local Governments • Corporate Sponsors – Oil Companies – Shipping Industry – Tour Industry/Cruise Lines – Local Businesses – Outdoor Recreation and Boating Companies – Fishing Industry
  • Five Phase Cleanup Program
  • Five Phase Cleanup Program • Phase 1 – Marine Debris Surveys
  • Five Phase Cleanup Program • Phase 1 – Marine Debris Surveys • Phase 2 – PWS Volunteer Cleanup
  • Five Phase Cleanup Program • Phase 1 – Marine Debris Survey • Phase 2 – PWS Volunteer Cleanup • Phase 3 – PWS Professional Cleanup
  • Five Phase Cleanup Program • Phase 1 – Marine Debris Survey • Phase 2 – PWS Volunteer Cleanup • Phase 3 – PWS Professional Cleanup • Phase 4 – Gulf of AK Professional Cleanup
  • Five Phase Cleanup Program • Phase 1 – Marine Debris Survey • Phase 2 – PWS Volunteer Cleanup • Phase 3 – PWS Professional Cleanup • Phase 4 – Gulf of AK Professional Cleanup • Phase 5 – MD Monitoring and Net Sampling
  • Marine Debris Surveys
  • Marine Debris Surveys
  • Marine Debris Surveys • All Volunteer • Quantify MD Amount, Type, and Location • Data Used to Assess and Prioritize – Environmental Threat – Use of Volunteer and Professional Labor – Planning, Resource Allocation – Estimate Cost and Efficacy – MD Monitoring Plot Locations
  • Volunteer Cleanup
  • Volunteer Cleanup
  • 2007 PWS Volunteer Cleanup • 100 Volunteers • Beach Crews and Kayak Teams • 3200 Donated Hours • 12 Power Vessels • 740 ALPAR Bags of MD • 50% More Non-bagged MD • 10-12 tons of MD
  • GoAK Professional PWS Cleanup
  • GoAK Professional PWS Cleanup Styrofoam & Spill Swill
  • GoAK Professional PWS Cleanup Nets and Lines
  • GoAK Professional PWS Cleanup Disposal
  • 2007 PWS Cleanup – 111 Miles of Shoreline Cleaned
  • GoAK Naked Island MD Survey and Cleanup Work - 2007 Shorelines Cleaned (all on all five islands), 75 miles Shorelines Surveyed Pre-Cleanup, 50 miles
  • Eaglek Island E Little Axel Lind Isl. Axel Lind Isl. Bald Head Chris Isl. Cleanup of small island group in northern PWS – all shorelines of Dutch Isl. the islands within the red outline Group were cleaned in 2007– a total of approximately 36 miles of shoreline Lone Island
  • PWS Cleanup Data • 6-man crew 30 days on site • 111 miles of shoreline cleaned • 2740 bags filled with MD • 24.9 bags of MD per mile cleaned • 50% more non-bagged MD • 40 tons of MD • 21 boatloads
  • Gore Point Cleanup
  • Gore Point Shorelines Cleaned in 2007 by GoAK Cleaned Areas Denoted In Red
  • East Beach
  • East Beach Log Berm
  • East Beach
  • East Beach Forest
  • Each Beach Forest Cleaned
  • Portion of East Beach Forest Cleaned
  • Forest Debris
  • Cleaned Forest Floor
  • West Beach
  • West Beach
  • North Beach
  • Bear-Chewed Styrofoam
  • Net Nightmare
  • Cutting Ship Fender
  • Ship Fender Helicopter Ready
  • Stuffing Super Sacks
  • North Beach Sling Work
  • West Beach Sling Work
  • Loaded Landing Craft
  • Disposal
  • Gore Point Cleanup Stats • 7-man crew 56 days on site • 860 volunteer hours • 2200 large garbage bags filled • 230 Super Sacks filled • Approximately 50% more non-bagged debris collected • 45 tons of MD collected – 25 tons from ½-mile Gore Pt. East beach – 10 tons from 2 miles of East and North beaches – 10 tons from 68 miles of nearby beaches • Filled 100-foot barge
  • PWS Marine Debris Monitoring Sites Established in 2006
  • Marine Debris Monitoring • Rate of MD Accumulation • Quantify MD Type and Origin • Compare Past MD to Current MD • Identify Areas Most Impacted
  • Marine Debris Monitoring
  • Net Sampling for type of fishery, man- ufacturer and/or country of origin