LCEC provides Monofilament Busters with Environmental Funding Award

October 7, 2019 – LCEC announced that it will provide Monofilament Busters with a $1,020 environmental funding award to fund the creation and printing of Clear your Gear car stickers. The Clear your Gear program was created in 2013 by the Monofilament Busters group to raise awareness that abandoning your fishing gear can either harm or kill wildlife. Monofilament Busters are volunteers who regularly remove tangled fishing gear from vegetation in Lee County.

To apply for an environmental funding award from LCEC, organizations can email [email protected] to receive an application. The deadlines for 2020 award applications are March 15 and September 1, 2020. Interested organizations must meet certain criteria to be considered for the award including being located within LCEC service territory, funding utilized for projects/programs related to the environment and the utility industry, and having a demonstrated need for funds. This funding award is just one of the many ways that LCEC positively impacts and supports wildlife and the environment.