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September 3, 2018 Comments Off on Freshwater Update journal

Freshwater Update

It’s not a new program, but it’s about to get bigger. The fresh water testing partnership between Lakeridge Middle School and the Ikkatsu Project is doubling in size and the analysis portion of the field studies is about to go from being something that was outsourced to being done in-house. Sieves, light tables and microscopes are among the items that are being added, along with more instruction and guidance for students in related projects. It’s a good story and an example of the difference that funding can make.

Thanks to a partial grant from Lush Cosmetics and another from the Stormwater program at the Puyallup Watershed Initiative, the fresh water microplastics project is not only going to continue through 2019, it’s going to get better. A huge thank-you goes out to these two supporters and to all the other individual donors that have made things like this happen.

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