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Microplastics Monitoring Program
LSRA will begin sampling and analyzing the mass and density of microplastics entering the Susquehanna River from various tributaries starting Summer 2021. Join our email list to receive updates on our progress and become a citizen scientist.
About the Microplastics Monitoring Program
Plastics has become a hot button issue for the last number of years and many people are concerned over its effects to water quality, aquatic species and us humans.
We will begin sampling and analyzing the mass and density of microplastics entering the Susquehanna River from various tributaries. These plastics — an alarming and growing problem impacting the health of freshwater/marine life and these ecosystems — carry far downstream, even affecting the Chesapeake Bay, and the ocean beyond.
We plan to launch the program using citizen scientists this Summer 2021. If you are interested in serving as a citizen scientist and sampling local creeks and the River for microplastics please sign up for our monitoring program below.
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