Congratulations to Katelyn – Love A Sea Turtle’s NC Coordinator for the Stow It-Don’t Throw It project!
Our MLK Day of Service event included volunteers assembling hundreds of monofilament recycling containers. These will be used to hold race swag for Love A Sea Turtle’s 5k Trail Run on March 28 instead of plastic bags.
We attached Stow It-Don’t Throw It monofilament recycling containers on our kayaks during River Quest. They were used a lot! Now we’ll dispose of the fishing line properly!
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.
ECU Honors College freshmen, Boys & Girls Club members & Love A Sea Turtle 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!
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.
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.
We’re celebrating Earth Day on Saturday, April 20 with community volunteers and Boys & Girls Club members! We’ll be planting more hazelnut bushes, kayaking and cleaning the river, and making personal size fishing line recycling containers – a Stow It Don’t Throw It project. After that, I head over to Fresh Market to promote the Fair Trade Organic Sea Turtle Blend coffee!