Riverkeeper spotlight: sampling for microplastics

Environmental, Sound Rivers

Posted on February 17th, 2022

Riverkeepers Jill Howell and Katy Hunt were in Raleigh last week, sampling for microplastics and scouting sites for the installation of a Trash Trout, a floating device that traps larger pieces of trash flowing downstream. Both are part of a two-year-long, statewide microplastics research project aimed at finding out just how much microplastic is in our waters and determine how to prevent it entering North Carolina waterways. Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper Jill Howell is pictured taking samples at Little Rock Creek.

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