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Oceans and Coasts

The EPA protects and restores ocean and coastal ecosystems by promoting watershed-based management, preventing aquatic pollution, managing ocean dumping sites, assessing coastal conditions, establishing effective partnerships and facilitating community-led science-based efforts. These programs help to ensure clean and safe waters that sustain human health, the environment and the economy.

Check out the Ocean and Coastal Programs Infographic to see the EPA programs working to protect and restore our nation's waters!