by Angela Gemmill, CBC News

Photo credit: Plastic-Free Greater Sudbury

Two non-profit groups are working together to study how plastic waste affects one of Greater Sudbury’s major waterways.

Junction Creek flows from Garson, through New Sudbury, under the downtown core and then south to Kelly Lake, and eventually into Lake Huron.

It was once called Junk Creek, because of all the ‘junk’ and garbage found in the waterway.

But for the past 20 years, the Junction Creek Stewardship Committee has been working to restore and revitalize the waterway, and the ecosystem within it.

The stewardship committee has been awarded a government grant to conduct an environmental project over the next two years, called Reducing Plastic Waste in Urban Waterways.

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