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- We've had a very successful New Hampshire Coastal Cleanup so far! If you'd like to join the cleanup, you still can. Contact us if you'd like some International Coastal Cleanup data cards and supplies! Or if you know of a group that would like to do a cleanup, we can meet them at the beach at their convenience. - After 3 years, our terrific Adopt-a-Beach team leader, Amy Kane, is unable to lead the North Hampton State Beach cleanup anymore. The cleanup is held on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 9 AM. Amy has had a great following, and we'd like to keep the cleanups going. We're looking for an individual or group to take over Amy's supply kit and lead the cleanups at N. Hampton State Beach once a month. Can you help? She seems to get a good response at the current time, but you are welcome to change it. - Finally, we have a cleanup coming up this Sunday, with Gabby Bradt of NH Sea Grant. Gabby is one of our Adopt-a-Beach team leaders. The cleanup is at Great Bay Farms. It's a little tricky to find, so she is meeting volunteers at the Suds-N-Soda parking lot on Rte. 33 in Greenland. Details are on the flyer at right. If you're able to make it, please let me know or respond directly to Gabby at (603) 767-3533. Thank you! Jen Jen Kennedy
Almost all aspects of daily life involve plastics, and consequently the production of plastics has increased substantially the last 60 years.
Plastics are persistent materials, which tend to accumulate in the marine environment and affect marine life as they remain there for years. The microplastics cause particular problem when ingested by different organisms. Those particles also contain additives such as UV-stabilizers, colourings, flame retardants and plasticizers, which are transported by the particles and are susceptible for uptake and accumulation by living organisms. This workshop aims to discuss several aspects of this ecological threat: i) occurrence of microplastics in the marine environment, ii) microplastics, as vectors of biological and chemical contaminants, iii) impacts of microplastics on the marine life and iv) socioeconomic impacts of microplastics.