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Review for Recycled Fish, Council Bluffs, IA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Watching people outside the organization get excited about one of our projects and asking how they can help.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Create a full time staff. The organization has outstanding volunteers, but many projects can only be accomplished within a consistent and cohesive structure.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The people involved with Recycled Fish and knowing that we are making a difference in the quality of our fisheries and in people's lives.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Outstanding people, truly dedicated and from diverse backgrounds.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

The possibilities are endless. There is an enormous amount of talent and tireless dedication in the organization. Recycled Fish has several great projects in the works that would have a real impact on promoting stewardship but it will take funding.

Ways to make it better...

Recycled Fish had the funding to accomplish important projects instead of putting them on hold.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Freeing Teeg up to focus on keeping the organization on its mission path instead of having to perform many of the administrative functions himself.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Recycled Fish has accomplished a great deal in seven years with basically a volunteer staff and little funding. Just imagine its potential with the right funding and proper staffing.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & I helped to promote the S.A.F.E. Angling kit project and develop outreach relationships.