Marine Cleanup a.k.a. Monofilament Madness


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Cause Areas

When

Sat Oct 29, 2016, 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Where

The Mound House451 Connecticut StreetFort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Students from South Fort Myers High School cleaned up Matanzas Pass Preserve as part of the International Coastal Cleanup in 2012!

About

The KLCB Marine Cleanup is an annual event during which volunteers go out in boats, kayaks, canoes, jet skis and anything else that floats, to remove monofilament fishing line and other harmful debris from the mangrove areas of Lee County. The boaters begin working at safe light (dawn) and continue until around noon at which time they are treated to a Volunteer Appreciation Barbecue by Sam Galloway Ford. Because of the focus on fishing line, the project committee has affectionately dubbed the cleanup "Monofilament Madness". It is hoped that through educational awareness, the people who are causing the problem will be reached and their behavior modified so that, among other reasons, wildlife will be spared agonizing deaths from entanglement in monofilament fishing line.

Skills

  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Water Recreation
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Education

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must have own canoe/kayak/SUP/powerboat or other watercraft
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