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0 Roving Reporter | "April Bag Heros: Marine Scientists Dr. Jeremy Conkle and Dannielle Kulaw"

The Bag Hero Program is a campaign to educate and encourage the use of reusable shopping bags in the Coastal Bend. We recognize community members who set a positive example by bringing reusable bags when shopping for groceries or other goods.

For the month of April, our Bag Heroes are marine scientists Dr. Jeremy Conkle and Dannielle Kulaw. Jeremy recently established the Coastal Health and Water Quality Lab at Texas A&M Corpus Christi and Dannielle works as a research assistant at Harte Research Institute. Jeremy’s lab will study the fate, transport and health impacts of pollutants, including plastics, in coastal environments while Dannielle’s research looks into the population genetics of marine fishes.

Like other marine scientists we have recognized, Jeremy and Dannielle understand that our choices as consumers can have a direct effect on the marine environment.

“We moved to Corpus Christi last summer and were very happy to learn about the efforts to solve the area's plastic pollution problem. We have been working on minimizing our own plastic consumption for a while now, and that started with switching to reusable bags about 5 years ago. It is an exciting time to live here, but when you look around you know we’ve got a long way to go. With the growing community awareness, we know that Corpus Christi is on the right path, and we both look forward to being part of the progress!”

For more information visit http://skiptheplastic.org or call 361-765-4445.

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