Massachusetts Passes Legislation to Limit Lead in Fishing


On January 1, 2012, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts enacted legislation limiting lead use in recreational fishing. Mike Browne and his Get the Lead Out of Fishing project is proud to be part of reason that birds and waterfowl in Massachusetts can now be safer from this hidden danger. In 2009, Mike was invited to testify at the […]


Lesson Plan for Teachers

Get the Lead Out of Fishing is proud to announce that UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) asked us to create a lesson plan to be used in classrooms all over the world. We focused on  delivering a lesson that is flexible enough to be used at a variety of grade levels and can be […]


New York Times Features Mike Browne

Mike Browne was featured in a special education section of the paper on young people making a difference.  “Five Do-Gooders” interviewed teens from all over the country who found a problem and made a real difference in trying to solve it. The article highlights the origins and success of Browne’s project and talks about his Aspergers. […]

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Get the Lead Out of Fishing at Whitman’s Pond Fishing Derby – Third Year!

I am happy that the Whitman’s Pond Association invited me back for my third year in a row. The organizers told me that fishing derby participants liked the project and felt that the information was very valuable – many  favorable comments. I set up my tent and booth and handed out over 200 kits (containing […]


New buttons available

Thanks to grants from Do Something and SeaWorld, I designed and had made new buttons as part of my “Get the Lead Out of Fishing” kits. The buttons have proven to be very popular at fishing derbies and educational events. They are colorful and provide a durable way to remind people to choose environmentally-friendly lead-free […]

Do Something Awards $500 Grant to Get the Lead Out of Fishing

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Get the Lead Out of Fishing is proud to announce that Do Something has awarded $500 to me to continue his project. Do Something believes you have the power to make a difference. It is our aim to inspire, support and celebrate a generation of doers: people who see the need to do something, believe […]

New web site launched

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Welcome to my new updated web site. I have added lots of new features. You can view videos that explain the project. Check out the press. Learn more about what you can do to Get the Lead Out of Fishing! New! You can now order supplies to begin your own Get the Lead Out of […]

EPA invites Get the Lead Out of Fishing to Annual Green Expo


For the second year in a row, I have participated in the EPA’s Green Expo in Boston.  I had the chance to meet with over 100 EPA employees, their families and members of the public. Great group of exhibitors showing everything from green energy to organic food.  All about non-toxic, low impact lifestyles.  It was […]

King of Sweden presents award to project


Mike Browne was honored by King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden who presented an award to Browne during his stop in Boston. Get the Lead Out of Fishing is one of the projects selected to receive an award. Browne was also selected as one of the Boston scouts to take part in an award ceremony […]