Join the Friends of Seneca Bluffs to learn how pledging to do Solo Sweeps can reduce plastic pollution and work towards eventually eliminating litter from being a source of microplastics. On May 21 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m, we’ll meet at the park to talk about the Solo Sweep program, hand out Solo Sweep kits, and lead a hands on workshop. If you want to know more before the event, check out: https://bnwaterkeeper.org/solo-sweep/
Litter and plastic pollution is one of the leading on-going pollution sources to the Buffalo River. In 2015, a study conducted by United States Geological Survey found that out of 29 Great Lakes rivers the Buffalo River had the third highest concentration of microplastic in its waters.
This means that the fish that swim the Buffalo River have a higher risk of consuming/eating/breathing in plastic, that Lake Erie, our source of drinking water, is being polluted by plastic coming from the Buffalo River, and the water you swim in at Beaver Island State Park is down stream of a source of plastic pollution.