What is big enough to pick up 1,600 pounds of trash, remove 200 tons of silt and add 1,235 artificial habitat structures?
The B.A.S.S. Nation!
In 2012 alone, members of the B.A.S.S. Nation did the above and more during their spare time, on a 100 percent volunteer basis. A compilation of 52 projects in the second Annual Achievements in B.A.S.S. Conservation shows what avid anglers across the country can accomplish when they work together. (See 2011 details here.)
“Once again, we are able to demonstrate the type and scope of conservation activities undertaken by our B.A.S.S. Nation clubs in the United States and Canada," said Noreen Clough, B.A.S.S. national conservation director. "Their work, in cooperation with state fisheries agencies, federal agencies and municipalities, enhances fisheries and aquatic resources, access, the prevention and control of aquatic nuisance species, etc., and is a clear demonstration of their commitment to conservation – to giving back to the resources that support our sport.”
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$39,714 raised for charities or conservation projects
1,235 artificial habitats placed
2,100 native plants added
300 acres of shoreline cleaned
1,600 pounds of trash removed
516 acres improved by habitat placement