How You Can Help
Start living a Lifestyle of Stewardship
- Do you have low-flow shower heads, faucets and toilet?
- Is there a water heater blanket on your water heater?
- Do you limit watering your lawn, and use no fertilizer or phosphate-free organic fertilizer?
- Have you made the switch to CFL light bulbs?
- What kind of car or truck do you drive? Is it the most fuel efficient possible?
- Do you limit driving by carpooling, making multi-purpose trips, and walking or biking when possible?
- Do you keep your tires inflated, air filter changed regularly, and other tactics to maximize fuel efficiency?
- Are you recycling your paper, plastic, glass and aluminum?
- Are you recycling at home and at work?
- Do you buy local or organic produce when possible?
- Does your energy company offer "green" energy that you can select?
- Do you give time, money, or lend other resources to help local conservation groups?
- Do you ever clean up other people’s trash when you go fishing?
- You’d never leave a ball of fishing line on shore, but are you vigilant about cleaning it up when you find it?
- Are you practicing S.A.F.E. Angling tactics like lead-free weights, and biodegradable molded baits?
- Do you practice catch and release and selective harvest faithfully and responsibly?
- Are you making sure to wash your boat or waders between bodies of water so you don’t transport aquatic invasive species like zebra mussels, milfoil, and whirling disease?
- Take the Sportsman's Stewardship Pledge and join Recycled Fish and help sustain our resources.
- Sign Up to receive our Stewardship Tips emails.
- Offer your financial or in-kind resources to support Recycled Fish.
- Volunteer to help Recycled Fish at an event in your area or with some of the many tasks associated with the organization.
These are a sampling of what a lifestyle of might look like. Believe it or not, Our Lifestyle Runs Downstream, and it takes all of us acting as stewards everyday to make sure that there is a legacy of healthy lakes, streams and seas for generations to come. Read more ways to live a lifestyle of stewardship by checking out our Classic Stewardship Tips and our Stewardship Tips Archive