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Our environment is facing a new challenge: microplastics. A lot of this material is found in our waterways, and researchers are working hard at identifying where they come from and how we can mitigate this problem before it gets worse.

Dr. Brady K. Skaggs, Jr. is the Water Quality Program Director for The Pontchartrain Conservancy. Growing up as a swimmer, Dr. Skaggs has always had a connection with water. This passion developed into his working with The Pontchartrain Conservancy with a goal of making waterways better and cleaner for people who live around Lake Pontchartrain.

In this episode, Dr. Skaggs talks about:

  • His role at The Pontchartrain Conservancy.
  • The importance of improving waterways for future generations.
  • How microplastics are revealing themselves in nature, and what The Pontchartrain Conservancy is doing to combat them. 
  • How microplastics are introduced into the environment.

Are you interested in protecting the water quality in your area? Learn more about how you may be able to make a difference in your community by taking advice from this front-line environmental worker!

To learn more about Dr. Skaggs and his work with the Pontchartrain Conservancy, visit

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