We discussed marine debris awareness and prevention and assembled 350 fishing line recycling containers with the help of 25 middle school students at our Earth Day event!
I met Sydney at the Youth Ocean Conservation Summit and she really wanted to become involved in ocean conservation and make a difference. We discussed the Stow It Don’t Throw It project as a great start and she and her teacher attended my workshop and put a plan on paper. She has been planning non-stop since then! Congratulations, Sydney, on your recent presentations and getting your school and Girl Scouts involved.
I had so much fun speaking to 30 third & fourth graders 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.
A diver cut the fishing line to save the sea turtle! Watch the video from this link.
Love A Sea Turtle and volunteers have assembled hundreds of personal monofilament recycling containers to help prevent marine debris. Make your own or be part of a group project – contact the Stow It-Don’t Throw It Project.