THE GREAT LAKES 2016 EXXPEDITION

© Meaghan Ogilvie 2016

© Meaghan Ogilvie 2016

On August 20th 2016…

eXXpedition Great Lakes took on a mission to make the unseen seen by leading the world’s largest simultaneous water sampling project for microplastics. This community-led initiative was open to everyone in the Great Lakes region of America – male and female, adult and child, solo or in groups – and they all took part to stand up for the health of your Lakes. In keeping with eXXpedition’s mission and vision, they put together Lead Boats on each of the Great Lakes, Lake St Clair and the St Lawrence River made up of female scientists, activists, artists, sailors and most importantly, residents of the Great Lakes. These boats led the day – conducting water sampling and manta trawling for microplastics. I volunteered as a photographer to document the day.

© Meaghan Ogilvie 2016

© Meaghan Ogilvie 2016

© Meaghan Ogilvie 2016

© Meaghan Ogilvie 2016

© Meaghan Ogilvie 2016

© Meaghan Ogilvie 2016

© Meaghan Ogilvie 2016

© Meaghan Ogilvie 2016

© Meaghan Ogilvie 2016

© Meaghan Ogilvie 2016

© Meaghan Ogilvie 2016

© Meaghan Ogilvie 2016

© Meaghan Ogilvie 2016

© Meaghan Ogilvie 2016

© Meaghan Ogilvie 2016

© Meaghan Ogilvie 2016