Over the last few years, AVAS has been working to prevent bird entanglement and death due to improperly discarded fishing line by providing bird-safe fishing line recycling bins throughout our service area.

Bins have been installed at:

Lake Pueblo State Park

Pueblo Nature & Wildlife Discovery Center

Pueblo City Park & the Arkansas River Trail

Runyon Lake in Pueblo

Lathrop State Park in Walsenburg

Trinidad Lake State Park

John Martin State Park near Las Animas

Brush Hollow Reservoir in Penrose

Smith Reservoir in the San Luis Valley

As funds allow, more bins will be installed. If you'd like to contribute to this effort, you can donate on our website socobirds.org or by snail mail: AVAS PO Box 522 Pueblo, CO 81002.

You can also help by encouraging anglers to discard their fishing line properly.