This past fall the Cub Scouts from Pack 43 of Lake Stevens installed a fishing line recycle collection bin at the City’s Main Street boat launch. The fifth grade scouts completed this project as part of their “Conservation Requirement”.
This project will help promote proper disposal of used and unwanted fishing line, which will help protect the waterfowl and fish habitat from entanglement within Lake Stevens.
Used fishing line can take up to 600 years to decompose. This collection project is sponsored by the Berkley Conservation Institute, a registered trademark of Pure Fishing, Inc.
Since 1990, the Berkley Conservation Institute, with the help of anglers everywhere, has recycled more than nine million miles worth of fishing line. That is enough line to fill two reels for every angler in America.
The recycle bin will be monitored and emptied regularly by the Webelos Scouts of Pack 43, sponsored by the Lions Club of Lake Stevens. The Lions Club is currently considering the proposal to cover the expense of sending the discarded fishing line to the Berkley Recycling Center in Spirit Lake, Iowa.
For additional information contact Troop Leader Tim McTee at Tim_McTee@msvl.k12.wa.us or visit www.berkley-fishing.com