Tsunami-debris presentation slated tonight
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The presentation will be at 7 p.m. in at the Little Theater at Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.
It will be the first of the events planned through Wednesday in Port Angeles and Sequim that are intended to give direction on what beachcombers can do when they find debris from last year's tsunami in Japan.
Information will include the risks that may be associated with tsunami debris and what beachcombers should do with items they could encounter at the beach.
Tsunami waves more than 70 feet high inundated the eastern edge of Japan after a magnitude-9.0 earthquake struck off the coast March 11, 2011.
About a quarter of the 25 million tons of debris that was washed out to sea is expected to make landfall on West Coast beaches.
Three debris-identification workshops will be hosted by the Clallam County Marine Resources Committee in partnership with the Surfrider Foundation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA.
The workshops are scheduled:
■ 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday — Transit Center, 190 W. Cedar St., Sequim.
■ 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday — The Landing mall, upstairs conference room, 115 E. Railroad Ave., Port Angeles.
■ 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday — The Landing mall, upstairs conference room, 115 E. Railroad Ave. in Port Angeles.
The event is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Clallam Marine Resources Committee and NOAA.
Last modified: May 20. 2012 6:49PM