Almanack Contributor Kerry Crowningshield

Kerry Crowningshield

Kerry Crowningshield is the Executive Director of the Lake Placid Land Conservancy, a community land trust working to conserve land in Lake Placid and the Ausable and Saranac River watersheds. She joined LPLC in 2016 as the Outreach Coordinator where she implemented a citizen science monitoring program and helped our communities better understand local resources and how to protect them. Prior to her work with LPLC, Kerry worked with the Lake Champlain Basin Program informing communities about water quality issues and threats facing the Lake Champlain Basin. Kerry lives in Port Kent near her extended family. When not working, you’ll find her kayaking, gardening, hiking, or photographing the many sights the Adirondacks has to offer.


Monday, February 18, 2019

Conservation Minute: Microplastics

lplc conservation minuteAs their name suggests, microplastics are small – very small. They can measure up to 1/5 of an inch, but most are microscopic. These plastic fragments, beads, and fibers originate from the breakdown of every-day products we use and wear, such as water bottles, plastic bags, sponges, and clothing.

Some make their way into our environment as trash that has degraded over time due to wind or wave action – others enter directly via our drains. Wastewater treatment plants do trap some microplastics, but many are too small to be filtered so they are discharged back into our lakes and streams. » Continue Reading.