Students at Longmont's Westview Middle School build fishing line collection tubes at Lagerman Reservoir

Fishing enthusiasts at Lagerman Reservoir near Longmont now can dispose of hooks and lines in handy collection tubes thanks to the efforts of about 50 Westview Middle School students.

Tuesday afternoon, students from the Longmont school circled the reservoir picking up trash and helping install three of the PVC tubes they built.

"We are trying to reduce waste," said seventh-grader Jade Seamons. "We don't want the fish to get strangled by fishing line. A lot of dogs and people walk around these lakes. The dogs are very curious. They could get tangled."

The students are in two STEM classes at Westview, taught by science teachers Jayme Margolin-Sneider and Jason Helmus.

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