I’d like to introduce our Fall 2017 Conservation Intern, Vanessa Morris. A native of Swainsboro, GA, Vanessa recently graduated from Armstrong State University in Savannah, and has been working with LMC since January. Her main project this semester is managing all monofilament recycling bins in Palm Beach County. She coordinates with volunteers checking the bins, empties the line when the bins are full, cleans and recycles the line, and repairs broken bins when necessary. She is also helping to sort and log hundreds of pounds of garbage collected from beach cleanups, recording boat speed data in the local area, and teaching responsible fishing methods to young anglers.
Although her sweet southern drawl is so thick that sometimes, we have to ask her to ‘spell that,’ she has quickly become an invaluable part of the team. Her dedication and consistent positive attitude have won over everyone at the center.
Vanessa will be sharing an update on the county’s monofilament bins this week. Stay tuned to learn more.