Audubon Society installing bins to recycle fishing line
Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania, headquartered in Fox Chapel, is launching a project to protect wildlife from tangling with littered fishing line.
The group is placing recycling bins across the region, including local favorite fishing holes such as Millvale Riverfront Park, to tackle environmental issues stemming from discarded line.
The collection is aimed at raising awareness of the threat fishing line poses when thrown along the river banks.
“The project also fosters stewardship of our local environment and helps local bird and animal populations,” communications coordinator Rachel Handel said.
Bin sites were identified with the help of the public and will be emptied and maintained by Audubon volunteers.
Fishing line will be sent to the Berkley Conservation Institute, which recycles it into new products.
Audubon recycling bins are located in Etna, Deer Creek Access, Raccoon Creek Park and 10 sites throughout the City of Pittsburgh, including Highland Park.
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