This is my photo submission for the GreenFish and Outdoor Blogger Network Photo Contest
The subject of this "photo prompt" is to illustrate my view on sustainable fishing. I have 4 categories I'd like to address, each in a separate entry.
The third category illustrating sustainable fishing is Shoreline Cleanup.
Picking up trash is important in maintaining a beautiful and clean natural setting. People won't want to spend time in the outdoors if all the public places are littered with trash!
I have participated in the River Run Garbage Grab along the Des Moines River in Polk County, Iowa. Each year this event collects and disposes of a HUGE amount of garbage from along the shorelines of the river.
Central Iowa Anglers, which I am a member of, tries to do at least one shoreline cleanup at a local lake or river each year. We have worked with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on their lakes, and have worked in conjuction with the Recycled Fish organization to do shoreline cleanups during some of their events.
The following picture is from one of the Clean-Ups we did for Recycled Fish. In 4 hours, we picked up 2 pickup truckloads of garbage from the shorelines of a local lake!