Ocean life needs our help!

We turn plastic pollution from the ocean into art to bring attention to a global issue.

It’s estimated that there are MILLIONS of pounds of plastic in our oceans today. Join environmental artist, Angela Haseltine Pozzi and the Washed Ashore movement to educate and create awareness of ocean debris and plastic pollution and its effect on marine life.



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Washed Ashore: New Exhibit at National Zoo in Washington DC Showcases Ocean Pollution

The sculptures are bright and beautiful but they serve a purpose: Informing the public about the millions of pounds of trash that winds up in our oceans. News4’s Wendy Rieger takes a look at the “Washed Ashore” exhibit on display at the National Zoo.

By Wendy Rieger

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Washed Ashore sculpture “Turtle Ocean” on exhibit at the Smithsonian


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Washed Ashore sculpture “Turtle Ocean” on exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

“Turtle Ocean”, a 12 foot coral reef featuring an endangered hawksbill turtle swimming over a colorful coral reef is featured in the museum’s Sant Ocean Hall, will be on exhibit from June 8 through September 2016.



Learn the facts.

Plastic pollution in our oceans and waterways is a global crisis. Each year, sea birds, whales, seals, sea turtles and other marine life die after ingesting or becoming entangled in plastic.

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It’s our mission to build public awareness about marine debris and how individuals and groups can make a difference. Your donation can help support our workshops and educational programs, including the development of the Washed Ashore Curriculum.

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Community members of all ages work together to clean up our beaches and process the debris into art supplies to construct giant sculptures of the sea life most affected by plastic pollution. This has resulted in thousands of pounds of debris removed from local beaches and turned into works of art. These unique art pieces are part of a traveling exhibition that includes educational signage and programs that encourage reducing, refusing, reusing, repurposing and recycling.

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Washed Ashore is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

We Need Your Support To Continue This Important Work.

Every donation makes a difference to the sea life threatened by plastic pollution. Only through education can we change the tides and save the sea. Donate today and help us to create aesthetically powerful art to educate our global audience about plastic pollution in our oceans.