Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Pennsylvania Youth Work to Protect Marine Wildlife

On July 12th, 90 youth participating in the Waverly Community House for “Wild Seas and Skies" Summer Camp in Waverly, Pennsylvania, were led by 11 year old conservationist, Willy Jones, in the assembly of personal-sized fishing line recycling bins to support our work to expand the "Stow It-Don't Throw It" Project, and the use of personal-sized fishing line recycling bins, to anglers and boaters across the country! Camp participants learned about whales, ocean conservation, and the importance of preventing marine debris. They were then able to join in our work to protect marine mammals from fishing line entanglement, by assembling personal-sized fishing line recycling bins. These bins will ultimately be distributed to Anglers and Boaters along the New Hampshire coast by the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation. A special thanks to the Blue Ocean Society, Willy and Pam Jones, the Waverly Community House, and Mote Marine Laboratory for their support of the expansion of the "Stow It-Don't Throw It" Project! Below is a picture of the recycling bins assembled by the camp participants, as well as an article about their work! Check back soon for more updates on these students, as well as other young people who are becoming involved in the "Stow It-Don't Throw It" Project across the nation!

Check out this great article, "Sharing A DREAM" published in The Abington Journal about the work of the Pennsylvania youth involved in this effort!

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