What we do today will reflect on how our children see things tomorrow. We are all stewards of our planet. We are responsible for overseeing how well it is taken care of and to lessening the negative impact on the environment. Recycled Fish takes this to heart and is looking to the future by engaging other anglers to defend our waters and make a positive impact by buying or sponsoring a Stewardship kit.
Stewardship Kits are made available by www.Recycledfish.org includes a Shoreline Cleanup Bag, We Are Stewards booklet and other engaging literature on the subject of stewardship; in addition to discount coupons from Dick’s Sporting Goods Stores (www.DicksSportingGoods.com), Green Tackle (www.GreenTackle.com) and discounts from other companies including Secret Weapon Lures, Grabber Warmers, Boat US Angler and Ventafish Tools. Stewardship Kits can be purchased for yourself or purchased for other anglers that will be passed out with your name attached to a mission statement that states:
Our everyday choices affect people we will never know.
Our lifestyle runs downstream.
Someone donated $2 to set you up to be a steward of your waters. By using this shoreline cleanup bag and living the tactics in the booklet, you’ll be improving things for others who will never know you, so here’s saying thanks on behalf of them.
Now-can you sponsor some kits? For each $2 donation YOUR name will go on a Stewardship Kit because of you and we’ll keep paying it forward.
Not only will you be making a positive impact on the environment, but you could also end up winning a prize. Recycled Fish wants you to send in your stories along with photos on how you are making a difference and making your planet better. Each store will put you in the running for a weekly prize and highlighted on Recycled Fish’s web site Wall of Stewards.
Have you taken the Recycled Fish Sportsman’s Stewardship Pledge? Repeat after me…I pledge to live a lifestyle of stewardship both on and off the water. Living as a steward means making choices throughout my daily life that benefit lakes, streams, and seas along with fish that swim in them because your life style runs downstream.
*I will learn and abide by fish and game laws.*I will practice Catch & Release and harvest selectively.
*I will “police my resource” by turning in poachers and reporting polluters.
*I will make up for “the other guy” by cleaning up litter wherever my adventures take me.
*I will boat safely and responsibly, never trespass, and treat other enthusiasts respectfully.
*I will provide time, money, and other resources to support stewardship efforts.
*I will take steps to see that my home, lawn, vehicle, workplace, and everyday lifestyle are as fish-friendly as I can make them by reducing my water, energy, material and chemical footprint.
*I will encourage others to take on this ethic and will connect others with the outdoors to grow the stewardship community.
*I choose to serve as a role model in protecting what remains and recovering what’s been lost of our wild and natural places.
*By following the above you will become a steward of the environment.
Stewardship is not just about anglers, but anyone who cares about the environment and protecting it for future generations. Everything you do can make a difference for our water’s. For a comprehensive list of stewardship tips or to learn how to make a difference go to Recycled Fish web site. It’s your decision, but remember that what we do today will reflect on how our children see things tomorrow.
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