Pine View School, Mote and Freedom Boat Club Partner in Earth Day Conservation Initiative

In honor of Earth Day, April 22, three community partners are working together in a fishing line recycling and recovery initiative originally designed by Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, produced by Pine View School’s Civics students, Sustainability@PV members, and PeaceJam Ambassadors in Osprey, and now featured on boats in Freedom Boat Club’s extensive Southwest Florida fishing fleet. All three organizations are participating in the “Stow It-Don’t Throw It” initiative, a program originally conceived in 2008 by Mote Senior Biologist Kim Bassos-Hull and Mote high school intern Sean Russell, current project director of Stow It-Don’t Throw It. 

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Sarasota anglers honor Mote scientist

The Sarasota Sportfishing Anglers Club recently presented its Don Roehr Memorial Conservation Award to Mote Marine Laboratory senior scientist Dr. Robert Hueter — the first scientist to receive the award in its quarter-century history.

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Mote Honors Volunteers for Decades of Service

Mote Marine Laboratory honored its volunteers — including some who have served for more than 25 years — and recognized their valuable contributions to the Lab’s mission. “You all are really something special,” said Dr. Michael P. Crosby, President and CEO of Mote. “It has been a busy year, and you’ve been right in the middle of our growth and impact,” Crosby said. “You’ve helped us educate hundreds of thousands of people, and you’ve served every area of this Lab from science and education to administration and facilities.”

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