Weileman hiked into the blast zone of Mount St. Helens to sample Spirit Lake and also took a water sample downstream at Iron Creek. Those samples are currently being analyzed for the presence of microplastic particles. They will add to the thousands of samples already collected by Adventure Scientists globally and provide more data to illuminate the scope of microplastic pollution in marine and freshwater environments.
By Adventure Scientists Staff
Award-winning filmmaker and wilderness guide Steve Weileman recently made this short film highlighting his experience taking water samples for Adventure Scientists’ Global Microplastics Initiative.