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Marine Defenders' Partners

Cleaning up an oil spill

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There are many ways to take action and protect the waters from oil pollution and marine debris. Check out any of the organizations below for more information about marine pollution issues and how to get involved in protecting your waters!

National Resources for Professional Mariners

Key Environmental Partner

The American Littoral Society promotes the study and conservation of marine life and habitat, protects the coast from harm, and empowers others to do the same.

Since 1961 they have empowered people to care for the coast through advocacy, conservation, and education. The American Littoral Society not only provides a voice for the coast, but also gives concerned citizens the knowledge and tools they need to raise their voices with us. When the Littoral Society restores habitat, their objective is not only to restore a dune or rebuild an oyster reef, but also to motivate people to invest “sweat equity” into a piece of the coast, take ownership and become committed stewards. When the Littoral Society educate, we don’t merely provide books, CDs, or handouts. The Littoral Society leads students young and old into the water to get their feet wet and their hands muddy.

New York/ New Jersey Environmental Organizations

Federal Resources: