Riverkeeper spotlight: sampling for microplastics

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.