by Ohio Sea Grant

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COLUMBUS, OHIO Ohio Sea Grant Extension Educator Jill Bartolotta and Stone LabEducation and Outreach Specialist Sue Bixler have received $49,988.37 from the NOAAMarine Debris Program’s FY2018 Marine Debris Prevention grant competition to educate visitors to South Bass Island about the impacts and prevention of plastic trash.

The project goal is to create marine debris messaging and outreach activities targeted to tourists visiting Port Clinton, South Bass Island and Put-in-Bay. The messaging will focus on single-use beverage containers like water bottles and soda cups, straws, and cigarettes, which are some of the top trash items found during beach clean-ups.

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