The Gallatin Microplastics Initiative is beginning its second year of sample collection along the Gallatin river in Montana. Volunteers organized by Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation gathered this weekend for our training and first sampling of the year. ASC brings together local adventurers to help collect difficult animal or environmental samples for large-scale research projects. While some of their projects are location-specific, some like the Global Microplastics Initiative are open for anyone to participate.
Last year, Lee and I went to Deer Creek in September, December, March, and June to collect water samples to look for microplastics. This year, we are collecting samples from Storm Castle. New year, new location, let’s begin a new adventure!