The Washed Ashore Project

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Trash on our beaches and oceans becomes a bigger problem every day. Organizations like the Surfrider Foundation and the Ocean Conservancy (just to name two) do large parts in awareness and getting people involved but the Washed Ashore Project is doing something no one else has: turning the washed up trash into art.

Oregon native, Angela Haseltine Pozzi started the Washed Ashore Project after noticing that the pristine beaches she used to frequent as a little kid started to be cluttered by more and more garbage. Since its start in 2010, Angela and more than 1,000 volunteers have helped keep 20 miles of beach clean by collecting 3.5 tons of marine garbage and creating 18 gigantic sculptures.

Check out the video and pictures below. For more information on the Washed Ashore Project visit washedashore.org and make sure to like them on Facebook.

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