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Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris (JTMD)


If you find items on the beach related to the Japanese tsunami and wish to report them, please call 2-1-1. 


JTMD Task Force


The next Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris (JTMD) Task Force Meeting is scheduled for Nov. 14 from 10:00-12:00 p.m. at Anderson Readiness Center in Salem.  Learn more about what is being done to deal with the debris washing up on the Oregon coast.  Representatives from SOLVE, Surfrider, along with local and state legislators will discuss continued response.


The JTMD Task Force was formed by Governor Kitzhaber in June, 2012 in response to Japanese tsunami debris washing up on the Oregon coast.  The Task Force is made up of state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations like SOLVE and Surfrider Foundation, and County jurisdictions.



Oregon's Governor, John Kitzhaber, signs the State of Oregon Japan Tsunami Marine Debris plan at the Anderson Readiness Center in Salem, Ore. Dec. 18. 
Members of the task force on Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris. The task force was created in June, 2012, to deal with debris from the Japanese tsunami of 2011, washing up on Oregon's coastline.






Links and Other Websites
Public Service Announcements


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Presentations and Publications
The Oregon Office of Emergency Management, along with other state agencies, receive updates on the Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris issue. As these updates are made available we will post them to our website. Please follow the links below for the most current information.

JTMD Minutes (11/17/13)
JTMD Update Slide Presentation (11/14/13)
Debris Slide Presentation (May 2013)
JTMD Update Slide Presentation
Frequently Asked Questions
JTMD Update Slide Presentation (12/18/12)
Tsunami Debris Wallet Cards
Information Brochure
Road Show Slides


Volunteer Opportunities
If you would like to volunteer or receive updates on marine debris in Oregon please visit this site
It will also alert subscribers to beach cleanups in the area(s) selected below. Thank you for your interest in keeping Oregon's shore free of debris!