By: Lea M. 

Often called a “biological rainforest,” the Tennessee River is the fifth-largest river in North America and home to over 300 identified native fish species and 125 varieties of mussels. Unfortunately, this incredible river is also subject to mass pollution from harmful runoff and microplastics. A study in 2017 found between 16,000 and 18,000 microplastic particles per cubic meter of water in the Tennessee River. 

Under the Surface: Pollution in the Tennessee River is an illustrated infographic I created for my Girl Scout Gold Award to raise awareness about the pollution in the Tennessee River and educate readers on what they can do to help. 

Click the link below to see my infographic and learn how to do your part to help save this incredible river!

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