Monofilament Madness and Environmental Expo

Saturday, October 26, 2013, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Fish-Tail Marina

The Keep Lee County Beautiful Marine Cleanup (a.k.a. Monofilament Madness) is an annual event during which vol-unteers go out in boats, kayaks, canoes, and jet skis, to re-move 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.

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