Join Potomac Riverkeeper, Dean Naujoks, and special guest speaker, Dr. Jesse Meiller, Environmental Science Professor at American University & Microplastics Researcher, for a special Water Wednesday all about the trash and microplastics that end up in the Potomac River.
Trash and plastic pollution are a growing problem in the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay Watershed. They come from a variety of sources including littering, illegal dumping, and stormwater and have the potential to transport chemical pollutants, threaten aquatic life, interfere with river recreation, and damage marine and coastal environments.
During this Water Wednesday, Dean Naujoks, Potomac Riverkeeper, will discuss Potomac Riverkeeper Network’s Trash Free Potomac Campaign, including how we’re working to combat this persistent issue, what’s going on legislatively in our watershed, and how you can help keep our river #TrashFree! Dr. Jesse Meiller will discuss her research on microplastics in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, and how these plastics are affecting the Potomac River. Plus, there will be time at the end of the webinar for all plastic and trash related questions for our experts!