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Sunday, September 20, 2009
On July 29th, at Florida 4-H Congress, "Stow It-Don't Throw It" Project participants were recognized as the project was named one of the top five Florida 4-H Community Pride Projects in the state! "Stow It-Don't Throw It" Project Chair Sean Russell, spoke about the accomplishments of the project, and showed a slideshow highlighting the work of those involved at the Community Pride Luncheon. The Florida 4-H Community Pride Program provided the original funding for the project in November of last year through their grant program. Because of their generous support, and all of the hard work of our project participants and partners, the "Stow It-Don't Throw It" Project has become a huge success. A special thanks to the Florida 4-H Community Pride Program for their support and congratulations to all of the participants!
Participants in Mote Marine Laboratory's all new, Sea Sleuths summer camp, had the opportunity to help protect the marine life they learned about throughout the summer by assembling their own personal-sized fishing line recycling bin as part of the, "Stow It-Don't Throw It" Project. Each week approximately 20-25 campers took part in this activity, and also learned about the importance of recycling monofilament fishing line. Approximately 200 recycling containers were made through the efforts of these summer campers. A special thanks to the Mote Marine Summer Camp Staff for their support of this project!