Guardian of the Gulf; Nelson student to expand coastal water cleanup initiative to the Great Lakes

From the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes, Nelson Institute student Lisa Scobel is working to keep waterways free of plastic pollution. As a student of the Environmental Conservation MS program, Scobel is embracing her passion for protecting marine life and environment in her final leadership project.  

Through a Citizen Science initiative called Nurdle Patrol, Scobel is working with the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve to expand their efforts to minimize nurdle pollution in waterways. The project collects and reports data to raise awareness and incite policy change, regulation, and reform regarding the issues posed by nurdle pollution.

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