Monday, March 9, 2009

"Stow It - Don't Throw It" Project at the Florida State Fair

In an effort to spread the word about the importance of monofilament fishing line recycling, and recruit more participants for the "Stow It-Don't Throw It" Project, a booth was set up on the project at the Florida State Fair's Florida 4-H Showcase. This booth allowed people to learn about the dangers of entanglement, the project itself, and color pictures related to marine life protection. They were also able to watch the project video and sign up to get involved. Hundreds of people visited the 4-H Showcase and many left with a greater understanding of the importance of recycling fishing line. Here are a few photos from that event:

Project chair Sean Russell explains the concept of the personal-sized monofilament recycling bins.

Polk County 4-H Members watch the "Stow It-Don't Throw It" Project videos.

A State Fair visitor depicts the dangers of entanglement.

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