ASC Freshwater Microplastics Adventurer
Denali National Park is one of the most fantastic, awe-inspiring places in the whole world. Every turn, whether it’s on the road, the trail or the riverbed, is more spectacular than the last.
I ventured to the park with my brother, Brian Luenemann, a photographer in Anchorage, Alaska, in September 2015 to observe and photograph the Denali wolves. During our last visit there in 2010, we were fortunate to view four adults and three pups for a few hours near the Toklat River. Just thinking about their haunting howls gives me chills to this day. Their population has been in decline over the past few years, and all we saw on this trip were some tracks on the East Fork of the Toklat River.
The experience of working with this project gave me a better understanding of the effect that microplastics have on our environment, and I’m and honored to have contributed to the conservation efforts of ASC.