Introducing No Hooks Left Behind!
In the Summer of 2016 the staff of the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center became the new Program Coordinators for the Monofilament Recovery & Recycling Program (MRRP) for Monroe County as part of our newest campaign, No Hooks Left Behind (NHLB). NHLB focuses on preventing injuries to wildlife and the destruction of the natural environment by keeping monofilament fishing line and fishing hooks from entering the ecosystem. This is accomplished through educational programs, monitoring and servicing MRRP recycling bins, and informative public outreach via various media platforms.
The previous MRRP Coordinator for Monroe County, Peter Frezza of the Everglades Science Center of Tavernier, Florida, did an amazing job, and he left us with big shoes to fill. We’re looking forward to continuing Peter’s work to keep fishing line out of the natural environment as a part of our mission to Keep Them Flying!
As is the case with all of the FKWBC’s programs and efforts, the No Hooks Left Behind program relies heavily upon the support of our community as well as the the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. If you are interested in helping to fund the NHLB program, then consider becoming a No Hooks Left Behind Sponsor and download a sponsorship pamphlet. We’re also always looking for new volunteers to help monitor or service MRRP recycling bins.
For more information about the Monofilament Recovery & Recycling Program, CLICK HERE to visit the MRRP website.