Fish For Change
by Chuck Gestefield on Mar 01, 2019
For the month of March, MANG is donating a portion of proceeds from our “Fish For Change Permit Collection” to Fish For Change. FFC is a non-profit that uses fly-fishing as a platform to make the world a better place by uniting a diverse group of students in wild fisheries where they engage in a variety of initiatives that promote Connection, Education, Conservation, and Exploration.
Fish For Change runs International Student Service Work Programs that engage young people from diverse backgrounds to fly fishing and give back along the way. Local students unite with foreign students in education projects and carry out local initiatives, including mangrove restoration, teaching English as a second language, community art projects, trash clean ups, and more. Their goal is to create a generation of conscientious anglers who use fishing as a platform to change the world. Help us empower Fish For Change today and plant a mangrove in your name through our Buy One. Plant One.® Initiative.
FISH FOR CHANGE IS A REFOCUS ON WHO, HOW, AND WHY WE ARE FLY-FISHING
The Four Pillars of Fish For Change:
Connection is the heart of the FFC student programs. Students from
around the world connect with one another in new environments. Relationships are
the foundation of the FFC service projects and fishing.
Fish for Change students are immersed in all elements of education, as both students and teachers. Students learn from guides, instructors, local officials, scientists, and conservationists. Students also teach English in the local schools, and pass on fly-fishing knowledge to local students. Students are constantly engaged and growing in the hierarchy of education, in other words, becoming leaders.
Fish for Change students engage in local conservation projects that produce real change in real time. Students work with local people on issues including waste management, recycling-based community art projects, reforestation, scientific research, and the protection of local fisheries.
Fly fishing is the lens for exploration. The FFC students study and practice all aspects of the infinite world of fly-fishing, especially as it relates to the local area. In addition to fly-fishing, students engage in other forms of local adventure tourism including snorkeling, diving, paddle boarding, indigenous culture exploration, and more.
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Are there any efforts to re-establish a Black mangrove population in North Florida?