About the Clear Your Gear project
OBJECTIVE: To reduce the harmful impacts of monofilament and other fishing gear on wildlife and the marine environment.
Clear Your Gear is a collaborative effort among Sanibel-Captiva conservation organizations to reduce the amount of monofilament line and fishing gear left in our environment, which is often detrimental to wildlife.
The effort was established in 2014 by seven Sanibel-Captiva conservation organizations in response to the observation of ongoing environmental problems and an increase in wildlife injuries caused by monofilament line and other fishing gear. Currently, participants include; the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), Sanibel Sea School, J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, the "Ding" Darling Wildlife Society, the "Ding" Darling Monofilament Busters, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF), and the City of Sanibel Natural Resources Department.