Specialist to discuss plastic pollution
Joshua Kogan, the regional coordinator for the Trash Free Waters Program at the Environmental Protection Agency, will speak at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, at the Beacon Sloop Club on the impact of microplastics, or scraps of plastic smaller than 5 mm.
Microplastics have been found in oceans, streams and rivers (including the Hudson), lakes, drinking water, the bodies of various species, at the polar ice caps, in milk, beer and honey, and even the atmosphere. Kogan lives with his family in Beacon. The sloop club is located at 2 Flynn Dr., adjacent to the harbor.