Most fishing line is not biodegradable—so if you cast it aside when you’re done with it, it could stay in the environment for centuries. It poses a primary threat to birds, fish and other river life but also can damage outboard motors, jet skis and lawn equipment. Here’s how you can help the environment:
- Don’t discard fishing supplies. Take them with you or dispose of them properly.
- Replace used and worn-out line before it becomes a problem.
- Recover as much line as you can when it gets snagged on trees and rocks.
- If you see old line on the shore or in the water, grab it and put it in one of our outdoor collection bins.
- Volunteer to maintain a Five Rivers collection bin at a Five Rivers MetroPark location near you.