Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea

Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea was a family-friendly exhibit that featured more than 20 giant sea life sculptures – made entirely of trash and debris collected from beaches. This exhibit poignantly illustrates the toll trash takes on our oceans and waterways.

The incredible marine life sculptures were accompanied by educational signage allowing visitors to learn about the fascinating species, environmental stewardship, responsible consumer habits, and how “every action counts” to help save our waterways.

The Washed Ashore exhibit featured Greta the Great White Shark, the Reef at Risk, and a Styrofoam Drum Set. Priscilla the Parrot Fish, a 16-foot-long, 1,500-pound brightly-colored sculpture greeted visitors from the water fountains located outside the front doors.

Click here to read the press release.

Washed Ashore was sponsored by the Regional Recycling & Waste Reduction District, which promotes effective recycling to residential customers and encourages strategies to reduce waste.


This exhibit was created by The Washed Ashore Project. Find more information at

Event highlights