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Newport Harbor Trash Skimmer Tour
October 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join us to learn about how the city of Newport is trying to clean up marine debris.
The four Marina Trash Skimmers in Newport, the first on the East Coast can filter 300 gallons of water per minute and look like submerged dumpsters attached to a floating dock. A three-quarter horsepower water circulation unit on the bottom forces water out of the skimmer, creating a current on the surface that collects trash, soaks up oil, and traps floating debris.
The tour will showcase how these skimmers work, what kind of debris is commonly collected, and provide tips on what participants can do to reduce waste entering our water systems.