Recycled Fish continues to do huge things to help our fisheries. Numerous promotions, contests, giveaways, programs, etc. keep the organization moving forward and I'm always looking for new ways to help the cause.
Such a great organization and great people to promote such a wonderful message. The logo caught my curiosity, the message got me interested, and the people I've met will keep me as involved as I'm allowed to be. I've only had the pleasure of volunteering with Recycled Fish for one event, but will definitely be looking forward to more opportunities as they present themselves.
I attended a college that was known for it's enviromental practices. 30 years later, I found Recycled Fish and returned to my enviromental roots. We were studying Loon mortality in college, and it was found that part of it was due to them ingesting lead weights, due to fishing. At Recycled Fish, they promote the use of alternative non-toxic weights, as well as recycling, energy conservation, sustainable fishing, catch and release, and being a steward to our land and water resources. The list goes on, but I am a proud member of this organization.
Recycled Fish crossed my path while researching organizations where I could volunteer and make a difference. What a great find it was. Teeg (executive director)really impressed me with his unbridled passion for the "causes" while operating with absolute integrity. Recycled Fish has some outstanding programs aimed at giving kids the opportunitiy to enjoy the sport of fishing while educating them on how to be good stewards both on and off the water. Everyone at Recycled Fish truly believes that "our lifestyle runs downstream". My son has caught on as well. Without me prompting him, he will pick up litter and discarded fishing line at our fishing site. Recycled Fish has many great projects in the works and is positioned to reach a huge audience and with proper funding, could have a tremendous impact on our fisheries and our lifestyle.
Recycled Fish is an organization that promotes a lifestyle of stewardship to a very broad audience, regardless of the fact that the typical target audience is anglers. Utilizing simple ideas like, "not dumping our used oil behind the garage", to using low flow shower heads. I think the organizations strengths lie in the fact that the message is something that is really easy to follow, as well, it's some of the most simple things we can do to make a tremendous collective difference. I think, as has been acknowledged, that sometimes things seem bottle-necked; only because the growth of the cause, and the growth of the organization. It's too much for one person to handle without a lot greater delegated support network.
Teeg and his team at Recycled Fish worked with out 120 person organization (the Cornhusker Flyfishers), to help raise awareness of the end-to-end effects of what we do with our watershed. Teeg briefed our group and the Recycled Fish team will be working with us this weekend to clean up around one of our local lakes.
This is a great organization. For the vast majority of members it's absolutely free. For those that wish additional information the Stewardship Tips delivered by e-mail are very informative, and cause one to think about their daily lifestyle. An of course there are many, many opportunities to be a volunteer which could include some fishing time.