Trash Trout-ers were at it again this week, as Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell and Sound Rivers’ water-quality interns Megan Long and Maddie Garrison headed up another clean-out and audit for Jack’s Creek trash. Thanks to all of our Trash Trout volunteers — Bill and Sara Hanifin, Dawn Dolson, Christina Marshen and Carl Crozier — who waded in and/or counted quite a bit of trash!
So, what did they find?
Food wrappers: 59
Latex gloves: 2
Cigar tips and cigarette butts: 152
Other (cig lighters, pens, packaging): 19
Take-out containers/plates: 8
Insulation-foam/packing material: 37
(Jill said there were also so many pieces of Styrofoam measuring 2 mm or less that there was no way to accurately count them!)
Whole bottles: 2
Paper cups: 1
Sports equipment: 2
To learn more about what Trash Trouts do and why Sound Rivers has installed them on creeks in the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico watersheds, visit here.