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Monofilament is a single strand of thin, durable plastic that is commonly used as fishing line.  It is designed to be nearly unbreakable and invisible underwater.  Like any other plastic, it takes hundreds of years to decompose.  As such, it often accumulates and can wrap around boat propellers, pier pilings, and other structures in the water.  Monofilament is sometimes ingested and can cause entanglement for many marine animals, and sea turtles are… Read More

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…. Read More