When ArtisTree LandscapeMaintenance & Design agreed to be the title sponsor for the UPCC Grand Prix tennis tournament, they wanted to do something different that would help the
environment. When they came across the “Stow It - Don't Throw It” program that recycles empty tennis ball cans to help save marine wildlife, they knew they found the right partner.
From January 30th-February 5th, ArtisTree teamed up with Mote Marine Laboratory, University Park Country Club’s Tennis Pros, and the "Stow It-Don't Throw It" project to encourage tennis tournament participants to recycle their empty tennis ball cans to be turned into personal-sized fishing line recycling bins. Thanks to ArtisTree and University Park Country Club's support, nearly 700 empty tennis ball conatiners were collected and will be used by new groups becoming involved in the project during the upcoming year! A special thanks to all of those involved who helped make this partnership possible!
Check out the pictures below with "Stow It-Don't Throw It" Project volunteers, University
Park Country Club staff, and representatives from Manatee County Natural Resources
who will be using some of the tennis ball containers collected to assemble fishing line recycling bins in their area!