How we work
Fish for Garbage formed in 2014 because of the significant amount of trash littering streambanks and lakeshores of popular fishing locations. We began encouraging anglers to collect garbage in their net when walking out of a fishing destination and taking the time to have conversations with our friends. Our organization has grown from these small acts of stewardship to hosting localized events to clean heavily used waterways and promote Leave No Trace principles.
We currently host four annual cleanups on the Provo River, Strawberry Reservoir, Green River, and Weber River, drawing regional volunteers from numerous counties. For every event, we seek participation from interested regional companies and organizations to further develop community-engaged stewardship opportunities and long-term partnerships. Additionally, we collaborate with local municipalities, nonprofits and groups, as well as state and federal government organizations.
“I never knew I could make friends while picking up other peoples trash.”
Jason Dyer | Brighton Anglers