NC Stow It-Don’t Throw It Coordinator

Congratulations to Katelyn – Love A Sea Turtle’s NC Coordinator for the Stow It-Don’t Throw It project!

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Huge Assembly Day!

Turtle Team volunteers assembled 800 monofilament recycling containers!

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NC Youth Ocean Conservation Summit 2016


Student participants at the first NC YOCS! Our Turtle Team volunteers assisted with workshop sessions.

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MLK Day of Service

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!

SIDTI Comes To Virginia!

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.

Community Service

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!

Diver Saves Sea Turtle

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.

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.

Earth Day – April 20

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!