3 more dives and I will be a certified Jr. open water diver. I am so excited and this has been so fun but SCUBA is hard and very tiring. I can’t wait to see where I go in the world to dive and what I get to see and explore!
I had the amazing opportunity to speak about my monofilament recycling at the final weigh in of the FLW tournament in Dayton, Tennessee. This was such a fun and wonderful experience.
Monofilament fishing line kills so many animals every year if/when it’s improperly discarded or just thrown out if the line is broken. This is something easy we can change and make our waterways better!
HAPPY WORLD OCEANS DAY
World oceans day is one day to raise awareness for our oceans and it’s amazing ecosystems. Our planet is covered by 70% water so it’s truly the blue planet and not a green planet.
Our oceans crest over 70% of the worlds oxygen. We need healthy oceans to have a healthy earth.
NO BLUE, NO GREEN -Sylvia Earl.
🐟World Environment Day🐟
How are you spending it?!
I met with the wonderful people from FishDayton in Dayton, Tennessee to place 2 monofilament recycling receptacles to collect discarded or broken fishing line. The line collected will go to Berkley Fishing and recycled into fish habitats to further enrich our beautiful waterways.
I was able to collect fishing line from the monofilament recycling stations I put out along the Tennessee River! I am so excited these are working and that means our rivers and the animals that depends on it will be less likely up be harmed. Fishing line takes 600+ years to breakdown and can entangle do many animals in that time.
I had the pleasure to meet and work with some super awesome new friends from UTC (University of Tennessee Chattanooga) .
We met a few times and did interviews and it was so fun. Check out the link below!
A few months ago I received my first grant! Yes, at the age of 10, you can apply and receive grants. If your young like me, don’t let your age stop you! You can do great things too.
My grant is for placing monofilament recycling stations near boat ramps to reduce thrown out fishing line which can entangle and harm/kill wildlife. I know because I ah e seen the effects from this and I want to help. With help from the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency, I have placed 2 and plan to put more out in the future. This is a simple project but no one near me has thought about it.
I have met with our mayor and other local influencers on this project and I am very appreciative everyone is willing to listen and help in any way.
I am trying something new and have been making videos while we are all stuck inside and social distancing. Last week, I had to turn in a video for 4-H for a demonstration. I decided to educate others on river cleanups and how our river is suffering! I won first place and am so happy others are learning that plastic, pollution and our rivers matter. Check it out and tell me what you think!
Last weekend was World Water Day and I enjoyed it by the river. These times are crazy and we aren’t getting out but we social distanced because there was very few people outside. Nature is relaxing and gives peace in times of craziness. Our rivers need help and the Tennessee River is one of the most polluted in the world even though it looks beautiful. Did you know 60-70% plastic actually sinks so you don’t see most of what’s polluting our waterways.
Last wet I met with the Mayor off Chattanooga, Andy Berke. We talked about what Chattanooga is going to be more emotionally friendly and sustainable. We also talked about some ideas I had and he sat and listened to everything I had to say and it is great to live in a place where everyone is heard, even kids! I am proud to be a Chattanoogan!