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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. 

The 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 and other programs


Thank you to all the volunteers that helped with our
 3rd Annual Fishing Line Clean Up on July 12, 2014.  Find out how you can help next year.