FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 -or-
ALYSSA COOK-ALEXANDER - 216-635-3274
The health of our rivers, lakes and oceans face a serious
Cleveland Metroparks invites everyone to join Dr. Marcus Eriksen
from the 5 Gyres Institute for the �Microplastic Beach Sampling� at
Huntington Beach in Huntington Reservation on Saturday, July 21
from 9 to 10 a.m. Eriksen is the co-founder and director of the 5
Plastics are a common problem for aquatic habitats. In addition
to the larger litter of plastic bottles and six-pack soda rings,
smaller pieces of plastic threaten wildlife that thinks the bits of
plastic are food. Eriksen in collaboration with Dr. Sherri �Sam�
Mason of SUNY Fredonia, earned a 2011 Burning River Foundation
Fresh Ideas for Freshwater Grant (FIF Grant) to survey plastic
pollution throughout the Great Lakes.
Visitors who have an interest in freshwater conservation can
join Eriksen's presentation, followed by a demonstration on how to
sample sand for different types of microplastics like pellets,
films, fragments and filaments. Learn how to prevent plastic
pollution on beaches and in the lake.
Eriksen is also sampling later at Edgewater Beach at 11 a.m. and
Euclid Beach at 2 p.m.
Huntington Beach is located off Lake Road in Huntington
Reservation in Bay Village.
For more information on the Huntington Beach program, call
Be proactive in nature conservation and learn about
microplastic beach pollution with Cleveland Metroparks - part of
your life, naturally!