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Microplastics in Louisiana Waters presentation

Thursday, April 18, 2019
10:00 AM
Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality - Pensacola Room/LDEQ Annex Building 602 N. Fifth Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
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Presentation on Microplastics in Louisiana Waters being offered April 18

Plastic is common in several modern products we use every day, from clothing to containers and everything in between.  There is so much plastic in use that it has become a problem with our waterways.  How are our fisheries impacted?  Does it affect our drinking water supplies?  Please join us for a free presentation and demonstration on microplastics in Louisiana’s waterways.

The presentation will be followed by an interactive display. 

Microplastics in Louisiana Waters
Thursday, April 18 from 10 am - noon
Pensacola Room / LDEQ Annex Building

Scheduled speakers will include Dr. Mark Benfield, Professor of LSU’s Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences; and Alma Robichaux, Education/Outreach Coordinator with the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program.

Speaker biographies:

Mark Benfield, PhD
Professor, LSU Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences

Alma Robichaux
Education/Outreach Coordinator, Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program

The presentation is open to LDEQ and the public, and registration is not required.