Thomas Pilcher and Cessna Parks to receive artful monofilament recycling bins

April 1, 2018

Monofilament recycling bins will be installed at Thomas Pilcher and Cessna Park. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors

As part of Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance’s (CBA) monofilament recycling program, Thomas Pilcher Park along the Clyde B. Wells bridge, and Cessna Park on CR393 will be receiving artfully decorated disposal bins.

Monofilament is a strand of strong fishing line that often finds its way into the marine environment where it poses a threat to wildlife. With the new disposal bins installed, recycling the line is a proactive practice to help prevent wildlife from getting entangled in the line.

CBA has installed bins at various points along the Destin Harbor, at Bluewater Bay Marina Complex in Niceville, FL, and at Nick’s Seafood Restaurant in Freeport. Soon, two new bins will be installed at Pilcher Park, and one at Cessna Park.

To add an artful appeal to the bins, Lori Ceier of Walton Outdoors assisted fine artist Joan Vienot paint water birds that are often threatened by stray fishing lines.

“I hope the colorful artwork will encourage people to use the bins,” said Lori Ceier.

Area fishermen and women are encouraged to recycle their monofilament by disposing their broken or old line into the bins. To learn more about the program, click here.