It all started a couple weeks ago when Deanna asked if we were participating in any Earth Day event. Taking her idea a tad farther, we started asking people if they were interested in cleaning up fishing line on the 23rd, in honor of Earth Day. Anywhere, any time.
We decided to take the event global, since it's a worldwide problem.
The response has been amazing! Check out the map - we've received interest from a rescue center in Australia, and another one in the United Kingdom! We now have divers and kayakers on board as well! Very cool!
View Earth Day Fishing Line Cleanup in a larger map
Here's a really good news piece about our efforts to organize this event. The author does a wonderful job of illustrating the hazards of loose fishing line.
So, for anyone interested in joining in, all you have to do is email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a pledge to canvas a particular area on the 23rd.
If you don't know of a spot nearby, we can help by sending you some ideas.
If you want to work with others, we'll try to hook you up.
On the 23rd, after collecting line, send us images of what you collected and we'll post them to the map. That's it!
Here's a downloadable flyer to pass around