Through the NOAA North America Marine Debris Prevention and Removal awards, the Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association has been selected as a 2021 funding recipient.

A key collaborator of the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve (TRNERR), the Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association project will improve social-ecological resilience in the Tijuana River Estuary through marine debris prevention and removal. The project will train elected officials and decision-makers on solid waste management best practices to prevent marine debris and flooding, pilot a community-led circular economy program to reuse and generate income from waste, and improve binational flood emergency response and resilience, among other activities.

Read more at the NOAA Marine Debris Program website.