Sydney started The “Stow It-Don’t Throw It” Project chapter in Virginia. She’s been busy since attending the Youth Ocean Conservation Summit last year! I caught up with her in Beaufort and she shared updates on her work.
River Awareness Day in Kinston with Lenoir County Boys & Girls Club members. Turtle Team provided kayak instruction, service learning with a monofilament recycling project and water science with assistance from George Matthis of River Guardian Foundation!
Engaging others about our impact of the river to the sea.
Love A Sea Turtle is the North Carolina coordinator for Stow It-Don’t Throw It – a marine debris awareness and prevention project. With the help of area racquet clubs who collect the empty tennis and racquetball containers for us, we repurpose them into personal-size fishing line recycling containers. With the velcro straps, they can be attached to a kayak, boat, table, belt loop, etc. for collecting discarded fishing line and hooks and preventing marine life entanglement.
A group of ECU Honors College students partnered with Love A Sea Turtle for a monofilament recycling service project. Here’s their video recapping the project. “Together, you and me can keep a turtle safe at sea!”
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!!!