GMCG Americorps members collect samples from Ossipee Lake to analyze for microplastics in August of 2021.

On Wednesday, October 13 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. join Green Mountain Conservation Group (GMCG) in an online forum featuring local community leaders, organizations and scientists who are tackling the issue of plastics and find out about the latest research, legislation, and possible solutions. Tara Schroeder and Jill Emerson from the Green Mountain Conservation Group, members of the Tamworth Recycling Project and former Selectman Willie Farnum of Tamworth will share some perspectives on plastics, from its history and chemistry to its ecological and human impacts. Presentations will include findings from current microplastics research in the Ossipee Watershed, followed by a presentation of the financial and social impacts on communities and local solutions. A series of short presentations will be followed by a Q&A session and discussion.

This program is a collaboration between GMCG, Chocorua Lake Conservancy, the Cook Memorial Library, Conway Public Library, and the Tamworth Recycling Project. Please pre-register for this online event via Zoom at This program is made possible in part by the support of The Dorr Foundation and NH Moose Plate Conservation Grant Fund to support GMCG’s Less Plastic Initiative in 2021-2023. 

Plastics Community Forum, 10/13 on Zoom