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Review for Algalita Marine Research and Education, Long Beach, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I first learned about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Captain Charles Moore and Algalita in February, 2008. Appalled at the portent of losing our oceans and precious marinelife to a manmade product, I became a volunteer, ultimately a member of the Board and continue to serve the Foundation in that and several other capacities. The plight of plastic pollution, most especially in our global marine environment, is much more serious and complex than is widely recognized. Severe consequences have, and are, arising from the continued introduction of plastic waste debris into our streams; lakes and rivers by our own hand, the least of these consequences is the potential harmful impact on human health. The Algalita Marine Research Foundation is the forerunner in research on plastic pollution in the marine environment. Over 10 years of research voyages to the North Pacific Garbage Patch, Algalita's data gives a foreboding outlook for the future. The plastic pandemic is not limited to the North Pacific Gyre....earlier this year aboard other vessels, we have found plastic in the North Atlantic and Indian Ocean Gyres. In November, we will journey to the South Atlantic Gyre and next spring, the South Pacific Gyre. It will not be remarkable to find the same result. We strive to bring continued awareness to a global audience through our educational programs, and more recently, via invitation to participate in conferences worldwide focusing on this massive problem we all face. We urge each and every one of you to become informed of this evergrowing problem and learn ways in which you can help "stem the tide" of further accumulation of plastic debris into our marine environment. Please visit our website www.algalita.org or call our office. Yours, Jeanne Gallagher

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Working as Office Manager and Media Coordinator for the Foundation, I speak with people from all walks of life across the planet on a daily basis. Many calls & letters are in gratitude for Algalita's research and sharing clear and concise data worldwide.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Board Member & For the past two and a half years, I have assisted the Foundation in fundraising and disseminating information .