Ribbon cutting for North Carolina Big Sweep Project

On May 17, 2012 the kickoff for the SEA-MDI sponsored Tracking Monofilament Line Recycling to Make a Difference for Our Wildlife project occurred with a ceremonial ribbon cutting.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Thursday, May 17, 2012 – 11 a.m.

Southport Marina



Hank Whitley

Marina Manager, Southport Marina

 The Honorable Robert Howard

Mayor, City of Southport

  What’s All This Fuss About?

Judy Bolin

President. N.C. Big Sweep

 Your Local Big Sweep Connection

Kimberley Thompson

Brunswick County Big Sweep Coordinator, Brunswick County Solid Waste/Recycling Coordinator, and

Keep Brunswick County Beautiful Executive Director

  What Is A Clean Marina?

Pat Durrett

Clean Marina Program Coordinator

  Cutting The Ribbon

In the photo (from left to right): Pat Durrett (Clean Marina), Judy Bolin (NC Big Sweep), Hank Whitley (Southport Marina), Southport Mayor Robert Howard, Kimberley Thompson (Brunswick County Solid Waste and Recycling), and Alderman Todd Coring.

Fifteen monofilament recycling bins have been placed at marinas and will be recording the line collected. Beyond that, people visiting the marinas are being educated about marine debris and have the opportunity to download the SEA-MDI app Marine Debris Tracker. The sticker below is also placed on the bins.

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