Every day is Earth Day at NOAA, but this year local NOAA divers gathered to commemorate Earth Day by participating in the Western Regional Center’s Restoration Day on 24 April 2014. Divers from the Office of Marine and Aviation Operations, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Diving Center, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory and Office of Ocean and Atmospheric Research removed 75 lbs. of trash from Lake Washington. Trash included various pipes, a tire, glass bottles and aluminum cans, and an endless amount of, oddly enough, fully intact clay pigeons.
Nick Jeremiah, NOAA Diving Center; Dan Langis, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory; LT Justin Keesee, NOAA Diving Center; Todd Bennett, Northwest Fisheries Science Center; CDR Joel Dulaigh, NOAA Diving Center; Nicola VerPlank, NOAA Office of Ocean and Atmospheric Research and CAPT Mark Pickett, NOAA Diving Center