Stow It – Don’t Throw It Project


Monofilament Recycling & Sea Turtle Awareness

Thank you East Carolina Honors College students! A group selected Love A Sea Turtle to help with a semester long service project. These students set up an awareness table that included assembling monofilament recycling containers. They are collecting empty tennis ball containers on campus from tennis clubs!!!

Monofilament Recycling Containers

Personal size monofilament recycling containers are now at Dick’s Sporting Goods stores in Morehead City and Jacksonville. These were assembled by Boys & Girls Club members and ECU students.

Community Service

ECU Honors College freshmen, Boys & Girls Club members & Love A Sea TurtleĀ had a productive day with multiple service learning projects. 16 students and faculty joined Boys & Girls Club members and myself baking cookies, assembling 200 fishing line recycling containers, and having fun!

Jaycee Jamboree – “Water World” Camp Presentation

I had so much fun speaking to 30 third & fourth gradersĀ about sea turtles and our upstream downstream connection with water. They assembled 150 personal fishing line recycling containers which we delivered the next day to Rum Runner Dive Shop and Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Stow It-Don’t Throw It

Members from the Boys & Girls Club of Pitt County – Grady White Boats/E.R. Lewis Family Unit and local high school students assembled personal size fishing line recycling containers – a Stow It-Don’t Throw It project. I led the volunteers in a presentation of the importance of our upstream downstream connection through marine debris collection. A local racquet club collected empty tennis ball cans and the fishing line containers will be given to participants in an upcoming fishing tournament sponsored by Grady White Boats.