Friday, August 7, 2015

Stow It Don't Throw It

    At the Youth Ocean Conservation Summit last year, I received a grant to construct 200 Stow It Don't Throw It bins. The bins are made out of discarded tennis ball containers and are made for fishermen and other people who might encounter monofilament line in the environment.
    So far, a box full of the bins have been given to Save Our Seabirds where they are available for patrons to take home and use. I plan on giving some to our local bait shop soon since a lot of fishermen go there.
    Sean Russell is the project director of the Stow It Don't Throw It Project and he started the Youth Ocean Conservation Summit. The next Youth Ocean Conservation Summit is on the 14th of November, 2015, at Mote Marine Laboratory.