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2008 Faculty & Staff News

An article co-written by Katie Register has been published in the "Journal of Polymers and the Environment"

February 7, 2008

An article co-written by Katie Register, Executive Director of Clean Virginia Waterways (CVW), which is based at Longwood and affiliated with the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, has been published in the Journal of Polymers and the Environment. The article, “Marine Debris & Plastics: Environmental Concerns, Sources, Impacts and Solutions,” was co-written with Seba Sheavly, president of Sheavly Consultants Inc. of Virginia Beach, a 1975 Longwood graduate who was the convocation speaker in September 2007. The article, about how marine debris is “one of the most pervasive and solvable pollution problems plaguing the world’s oceans and waterways,” said Register, is available at www.springerlink.com/content/914338t508377262/  It was published online Nov. 28, 2007 and will appear in the journal’s next issue (Volume 16, number 1). Register and Sheavly, an environmental consultant, also contributed to developing an extensive web-based education project for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Marine Debris Program called “Marine Debris 101” that can be found at http://marinedebris.noaa.gov/welcome.html. CVW is a statewide, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving Virginia’s rivers and other water resources by promoting citizen stewardship.