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By Louie Stout

St. Joseph County Parks announced it is participating with the Berkley Fishing Line Company’s line recycling program.

Anglers can pass along used fishing line to a park employee at St. Patrick’s or the Ferrettie-Baugo Creek parks or place it in one of the collection tubes near the water.

Only monofilament and fluorocarbon line materials will be accepted for recycling. Braided or superlines cannot be recycled at this time.

Carelessly discarded fishing line can create problems for wildlife and other anglers. The parks department will send the collected line to Berkley where it will be used to make benches and fish habitat.

For more information, call 574-674-9765.