Neighborhood Ecology Corps helps with Trash Trout clean-out
Education, Environmental, Sound RiversPosted on January 26th, 2023 download
Neuse Riverkeeper Samantha Krop headed up another Raleigh Trash Trout clean-out last week, with help from the Walnut Creek Wetlands Center Neighborhood Ecology Corps. Installed on Little Rock Creek in November of 2022, the third clean-out netted: 47 pieces of plastic film; 59 pieces of hard plastic; 176 pieces of Styrofoam; two pieces of metal; four fragments of glass; some paper and a wooden pencil.
Sound Rivers installed three of the littering collecting devices on small waterways in Raleigh, New Bern and Washington last year. The collection and auditing of trash captured is part of a two-year-long, statewide study on microplastics, determining what macroplastics end of up in local waterways, where they come from and how they break down into microplastics.