Merrimack River Pollution and Solutions at Today’s ‘State of the Waters’ Conference

The Merrimack River from Haverhill to Newburyport. (Creative Commons.)

Pollution in the Merrimack River and possible long-term solutions are among the topics during today’s “State of the Waters Conference” by the Merrimack River Watershed Council.

The conference is taking place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at Northern Essex Community College’s Haverhill campus.

Those addressing pollution are Boston University Clinical Professor of Environmental Health Wendy Heiger-Bernays, who addresses toxins in rivers; UMass Lowell Associate Professor Weile Yan, microplastics in water sources; City of Lowell Staff Engineer Greg Coyle, bacteria in the Merrimack; and New Hampshire Safe Water Alliance founder Mindi Messmer,  PFAS contamination in New Hampshire.

Looking at solutions are Trevor Smith, lead designer at Land Escapes, green engineering alternatives; Heather McMann, executive director at Groundwork Lawrence, community and volunteer engagement; and Sen. Diana DiZoglio, legislative initiatives.

Merrimack River Watershed Council President Dan Graovac and Congresswoman Lori Trahan are expected to open the conference.

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