Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The "Stow It-Don't Throw It" Project celebrates Global Youth Service Day

To celebrate Earth Day and Global Youth Service Day, the world's largest youth service event, the
"Stow It-Don’t Throw It” Project partnered with the University of Florida/IFAS’s Fishing for Success Kids Family Fishing Day on April 21st, to teach young anglers about environmentally sustainable fishing practices and the importance of protecting aquatic wildlife from fishing line entanglement!

Youth participants at this event were able to join their friends and family for a fun day of fishing at the University of Florida aquatic sciences center. During this event, volunteers from the "Stow It-Don't Throw It" project taught participants about the importance of preventing marine debris and protecting wildlife from fishing line entanglement. Participants were also given their own personal-sized fishing line recycling bins to help them properly dispose of their used fishing line and gear.

Through this event, we were excited to have the opportunity to join the efforts of millions of young people bettering their communities around the world as part of Global Youth Service
Day, while spreading a message of conservation in honor of Earth Day!
A special thanks to Youth Service America for their support of our Global Youth Service Day work, and the University of Florida/IFAS Extension's Fishing for Success program for their
allowing us to partner with them during their event!

For more information on Global Youth Service Day visit:
For more information on the Fishing for Success program visit:

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