Post Fishing Derby Cleanup
Work alongside BioPark staff and volunteers
After enjoying the Annual Fishing Derby on April 9, BioPark staff and volunteers will gather to pick up leftover trash and improperly discarded fishing lines. Please join us to help keep Tingley Beach clean and safe for our community, and learn about how our trash impacts local birds, fish, and other wildlife. This is your chance to help local wildlife as well as Albuquerque citizens who enjoy this park every day.
How else can you help?
Animals can get sick and injured when they encounter our trash. At Tingley Beach, our staff regularly encounters birds who swallow fish hooks, turtles who get caught in fishing line and other animals with preventable injuries. We do our best to rescue and rehabilitate these animals, but prevention is the best way to look after their health!
We will be demonstrating where visitors can recycle monofilament fishing line, and we will be collecting as much other garbage as we possibly can. This is something you can do every time you visit Tingley Beach! If you see someone else’s trash, you can pick it up and put it in the correct bin for recycling or garbage collection. Monofilament fishing line is harder to see, but it can be anywhere at Tingley Beach! If you see it buried under the mulch, or tangled on a plant, please put it in the proper recycling container. The ABQ BioPark is proud to participate in a program that recycles monofilament fishing line into underwater fish habitats.