Marine Debris Hotline To Be Suspended At Year’s End
Washington’s coast has not had a major marine debris incident in almost a year. Overall, debris sightings decreased in 2013. The state announced it will suspend the special hotline that was set up for reporting marine debris as of 5 p.m. on December 31. The 1-855-WACOAST state hotline will be taken off-line.
“The hotline hasn’t been getting calls, so it makes sense to suspend it,” said Terry Egan, head of the state’s Marine Debris Task Force. “The state’s response plan was set up to conserve resources when it makes sense to do so, and that’s what we are doing here.”
Reporting marine debris
You can still report hazardous marine debris—such as gas cans, cylinders and oil drums—24 hours a day to 1-800-OILS-911.
Marine debris resources