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Fishing Line Recycling Receptacle 

Teachers, College Instructors, Scout leaders: We need you!!!
Through our experiences working with wild and domestic animals, we have seen the trauma caused by fishing line that was not properly disposed of and left near a body of water. Wild birds are seen suspended from trees and piers after having their wings entangled in fishing line. But fishing line also impacts mammals, amphibians, and reptiles. Even if rescue is possible, their prognosis for release may be poor due to the stress of struggling for hours and further harming themselves.


 

 

A domestic duck that was abandoned at a local pond in Tennessee that became entangled in fishing line monofilament. Fortunately, this duck is now living out his life at Tilted Tavern Animal Sanctuary.

For our pilot project, we are currently looking for volunteers in the following areas:

Athens, Atlanta, Marietta, Newnan and Roswell, Georgia

Auburn, Alabama

Tri-cities area and Chattanooga, Tennessee

We are partnering with Wildlife Resources and Education Network​ to create fishing line recycling receptacles and signs that spread awareness of fishing line related injuries impacting our native wildlife in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. We need volunteers to make this happen.

Project Needs & Volunteer Positions: 

Creating receptacles and signs:

We are looking for instructors that could use this as a potential classroom project or service oriented organizations (scouts, 4-H, college and school/ college clubs, etc). We will provide instructions, supplies, and video or in person presentation.

Monitoring receptacles:

Looking for individuals (local residents) or service oriented groups to monitor the receptacles, provide upkeep with our guidance, and collect and ship off the monofilament for recycling.


E-mail us if you have any questions or would like to participate at smashparks@gmail.com.

 

Check out this link to see why this is so important.
http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/spd/fishingline.html