Theresa Torrent from Maine Coastal Program kicks off a year of learning about plastics in the ocean Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the visitor center of Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge, 9 Water St.

Torrent will explain what the Main Coastal Cleanup program is, what is being found along Maine's coastline and why it is important, as well as what individuals can do to help keep the ocean clean. For more information, call 594-0600, ext. 5.