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Plastic Litter Cleanup/Status Monitoring

Main Project Information
Presented By Mike Freihaut
Goal Raise awareness of how plastic litter can harm wildlife
Task Measure amount of plastic litter with either our group or alone
Where Weldon Spring, St. Charles County, Missouri, United States of America
Description

The goal of this project is not only to cleanup plastic litter along roadways, but to raise awareness of how the photo-degradation of plastic litter, among other forms of litter, can harm numerous wildlife species in hopes of encouraging people to use less plastic or dispose of it responsibly. You can participate in our group project meetings monthly, or give input on your own time while hiking, walking, or anything else outside. We are interested in amounts of litter and its location of its greatest abundance, but particularly interested in older plastic litter that has begun its slow photo-degredation process. ANY input is greatly appreciated!

Project Timing For meetings, we will meet the first Friday of each month at around 2:30pm and the locations will vary each meeting. We will likely determine the next project location at the time and place of the current project.
Materials List Reusable bag or container, Gloves
Special Skills No special skills necessary, just a willingness to help!
Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Per month
Average Time An hour or so
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity While fishing, At the beach, In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, On a walk, run, On a hike
Tags plastic pollution
Project Updated 05/23/2018