Connecticut Audubon Society Executive Director Patrick Comins checks out a fishing line recycling container at Milford Point. Similar containers will soon be installed as part of a project also involving Black Rock In The Know, the Ash Creek Conservation Association, the Town of Fairfield, the City of Bridgeport, and the landowners or occupants of the land on which the bins are being placed. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is collecting the line for recycling.

Connecticut Audubon Society Executive Director Patrick Comins checks out a fishing line recycling container at Milford Point. Similar containers will soon be installed as part of a project also involving Black Rock In The Know, the Ash Creek Conservation Association, the Town of Fairfield, the City of Bridgeport, and the landowners or occupants of the land on which the bins are being placed. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is collecting the line for recycling.

Parts of the waterfront in Fairfield and Bridgeport will soon be getting new recycling tubes for the safe disposal of the monofilament fishing line, which can strangle or disable birds who get caught in it, as recently happened at the Bridgeport-Fairfield line.

A team of volunteers is building and installing the tubes. Madeline Dennis Raleigh of Black Rock In The Know has been instrumental in planning the project; the Ash Creek Conservation Association is raising money to fund the bin construction.

In addition to the Connecticut Audubon Society, other participants include the City of Bridgeport, the Town of Fairfield and the owners or occupants of the land on which the bins are being placed.

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