WATERSHED: Lower Passaic River Watershed and Newark Bay Complex
Reducing Plastic Pollution in an Urban Watershed
The project will identify, reduce, and prevent plastic from reaching the lower Passaic River watershed and
Newark Bay complex. This goal will be achieved through surface water sample collection for microplastics,
followed by public outreach and education. Student interns from environmental justice communities along the
Passaic River will be educated in project-related STEM fields and will participate in developing actions and
recommendations for their community to develop unsustainable behavior and reduce plastic pollution.