KWCB is excited to announce our newest initiative –
REEL IN & RECYCLE – LEAVE NO LINE BEHIND
Beginning next week, we will be installing monofilament recovery tubes at all the county boat ramps, parks with fishing piers and waterway entrances around Wakulla County.
Improperly discarded monofilament fishing line causes devastating problems for marine life and the environment. Marine mammals, sea turtles, fish and birds become injured from entanglements, or might ingest the line, often dying as a result. Human divers and swimmers are also at risk from entanglements and the line can also damage boat propellers.
The Monofilament Recovery & Recycling Program (MRRP) is a statewide effort to educate the public on the problems caused by monofilament line left in the environment, to encourage recycling through a network of line recycling bins and drop-off locations, and to conduct volunteer monofilament line cleanup events.
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In conjunction with the Florida Department of Transportation, KWCB is now involved with the state Adopt-A-Highway program. We recently joined the PANACEA WATERFRONTS FLORIDA PARTNERSHIP to clean their 4 mile stretch of Highway 98. If you or your organization is interested in adopting a portion of our local state highways please contact us at HELPKWCB@gmail.com
The Adopt-a-Road litter prevention initiative, sponsored by Keep Wakulla County Beautiful (KWCB), enables citizens to show their pride in Wakulla and safely reduce the amount of unsightly trash and illegal signage alongside county roadways. Unkempt communities are more likely to have increased crime, decreased economic growth and a decline in quality of life. The litter prevention efforts of the Adopt-a-Road program directly benefit the community through litter prevention, greater civic involvement, and area beautification.
The 5 Easy Adopt-a-Road Steps
2015 Keep Florida Beautiful Affiliate Conference