Reference: The Front Royal-Warren County Anti-Litter Council receives State competitive grant to fund project to build & install Monofilament Fishing Line Collection Tubes at boat landings in Clarke, Frederick, Shenandoah and Warren Counties
In 2017 the Anti-Litter Council received a competitive grant for $3,000 for a regional project to be implemented by local high school student, Allison Cooper to manufacture and install Monofilament Line Collection Tubes (MLCTs) to be placed at location throughout the Northern Shenandoah Valley at boat landing along the Shenandoah River, Cedar Creek and Lake Frederick. Ms. Cooper recently completed the project by distributing nearly 20 MLCTs at various locations. She has enlisted a number of fellow students and members of the 4H-Skyline Shooters Club to monitor and maintain these tubes. Collection sites for storage of the used fishing line are located at the Warren County Convenience Centers which will then ship the line to Berkeley Company for recycling into fish habitats and tackle boxes. Look for the MLCTs at your local boat landing and please help keep our watershed free of this litter.
These contributions are made possible through a non-competitive grant from the Office of Environmental Education of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, which promotes educational opportunities for the recycling, reusing, and reducing of litter and waste products in our everyday lives.
The Front Royal – Warren County Anti-Litter Council’s Mission is: “To educate, motivate and participate in the prevention of litter and to assist the citizens of Front Royal and Warren County to become better stewards of our environment.”