SARASOTA COUNTY — It was in his community that Sean Russell first became engaged in waterway conservation. He observed firsthand the effects of marine debris on the local coastline, participated in beach cleanups with the local 4-H chapter, and completed an internship at Mote Marine Laboratory.
Now, at age 19, he engages communities across the state in conservation. He has spent the past four years spearheading the “Stow It — Don’t Throw It” monofilament fishing line recycling project, which distributes personal-size fishing line recycling containers throughout Florida — and gets area youth involved.
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