Rivers Without Plastic

Our newest project is researching the presence and prevalence of microplastics in the Truckee River and other Nevada waterways.  

Don't know much about microplastic pollution?  Neither did we a couple years back so check out these links:

A Primer from the Story of Stuff People with a video under 3 minutes 

Patagonia's Work

Microplastics in Drinking Water

With hydrologist Brian Fitzgerald we sampled three locations twice - in the spring and fall (high and low flow times).  We're in the process of getting the samples analyzed which will direct future research, outreach, and action. 

 

Big thanks to all who funded this work on our crowdfunding page.

 

Stay tuned!

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