Friday, November 14, 2014

Microplastics in Lake Champlain

Microplastics in Lake Champlain


Microplastics* alert. Study reveals potential 7 BILLION pieces in Lake Champlain shoreline sediment. *Plastic fragments, which absorb (or are coated with) plastic-bound industrial toxins, pharmaceuticals and antibiotics. 



Rozalia Project reports there is significant presence of micro-marine debris in the shoreline sediment of Lake Champlain






Read the report @ http://rozaliaproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Lake-Champlain-Shoreline-Sediment-Debris-Study-small.pdf

View photos of Lake Champlain BTV Blanchard Beach clean up

View Lake Champlain City Beach cleanup photos @
http://litterwithastorytotell.blogspot.com/2012/11/btv-bike-path-to-city-beach-good-clean_2.html

View photos of Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center shoreline cleanup.

View photos of
Winooski River shoreline clean up.

Burlington Free Press article "Microplastics: a puzzle along Lake Champlain (11/25/2014).


Bernie publishes essays and photos reflecting Vermont values of Green and Clean and Community. He urges us all to pick up litter and maintain a litter free environment through caring, community, and contribution in order to protect our water, wildlife, and human health.   Bernie’s web site is http://www.litterwithastorytotell.blogspot.com/