Bandon's 'Washed Ashore' sculpture project goes national

BANDON, Ore. -- It's an environmental education project that makes art out of garbage.

The Washed Ashore project, based out of Bandon, is getting recognized worldwide.

Hundreds of volunteers take thousands of pounds of marine debris to create monumental sculptures.

Angela Haseltine Pozzi is the executive director and lead artist in the project, and she says it is not just about art.

It's also about awareness. "It's a project about raising awareness about plastic pollution," she said. "We're really dependent on volunteers. All of the pieces of the gyre you see behind me was strung by a different person."

Two volunteers made history at the exhibit this weekend in the first ever Washed Ashore wedding.

Volunteers are always welcome, and the next Washed Ashore project will showcase 12 different sculptures at Sea World locations across the country.