The is up and running in the Town of East Hampton! After nominating Montauk to be involved in this national program and months of anticipation and working out the details, I am happy to announce that we have been selected to be a part of this important partnership.
I would like to join the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) in cordially inviting EVERYONE to attend an event celebrating and promoting this important and also to celebrate .
The event will be held at the Montauk Transfer Station on 365 Montauk Highway, Montauk on June 8, 2012. The event will begin at 11:00AM.
NFWF’s Fishing for Energy Program is collaborating with the Montauk community and the Town of East Hampton to provide a disposal mechanism for unusable commercial fishing gear that is free to the community.
Fishing for Energy is a partnership between NFWF, Covanta Energy Corporation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Debris Program, and Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. With the help of local fishers and organizations, this unique partnership reduces the amount of unused fishing gear in the marine environment by providing a place for the fishing community to dispose of old or derelict fishing gear, at no cost to ports or fishermen.
For the Montauk location, Gershow Recycling will provide free hauling services for the fishermen. Since February 2008, the program has collected over 750 tons of gear in 30 communities, providing alternative energy to those areas through Covanta’s Energy-from-Waste facilities.
Montauk, New York is of particular importance as commercial fishing has long been a part of the livelihood of local residents and this program we hope will provide a valuable benefit to those citizens.
I hope you join us for this special event.
And remember, Friday June 8 is WORLD OCEANS DAY!
Its a GLOBAL celebration- let's all join the party!