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Annual Clean Up
Many of you that have visited a stream, bay, ocean, or other body of water have at some point probably seen a tangle of fishing line on the shore or in the water, perhaps even with a hook still attached. Unfortunately, tons of this fishing debris are discarded into the environment each year, and as the line can take over 500 years to degrade, those of us working with wildlife see its disastrous effects on water birds and other animals far too often.
Virginia Beach SPCA Wildlife Program
has joined forces with Lynnhaven River Now, the Virginia Aquarium, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Back Bay Restoration Foundation, Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation, and other organizations in the community to help get fishing line out of Hampton Roads waterways and keep more from ending up there. Find out about our
Annual Fishing Line Clean Up
Thanks very much to the volunteers that joined us for the recent fishing line clean up at Northwest River Park in Chesapeake. We collected a record amount of line!
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