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Environmental & Economic Hazards

Marine life can easily be entangled in fishing line, nets, and six-pack rings. Fish, birds and turtles mistake trash like styrofoam, plastics, and cigarette butts for food, which may eventually lead to starvation.


Marine debris weakens coastal economies by sapping dollars from the tourism and seafood industries. Tourism in Lee County contributed $2 billion to the regional economy last year, and we'd like to keep it that way.


Cleaning Beaches

Keep Lee County Beautiful, supported by the Ocean Conservancy and Florida Fish & Wildlife, organizes coastal cleanups in the fall to remove debris along our shoreline. In the last five years, our Coastal Cleanup program has brought together more than 11,000 volunteers to remove over 90,000 pounds of trash from Lee County waterways.


International Coastal Cleanup

Keep Lee County Beautiful is the Lee County coordinator for Ocean Conservancy's annual International Coastal Cleanup, the largest volunteer effort of its kind. Every September for 31 years, ICC has motivated over nine million people from around the world to pick up over 144 million pounds of trash from nearly 300,000 miles of shoreline.


Get involved!

If you'd like to be a Site Coordinator for a Lee County coastal cleanup, email Mike Thomas at to stake your claim. If you know of other sites in need of help, please let us know.


Corporate Sponsorships & Cleanups

Keep Lee County Beautiful is seeking corporate partners who will help support our fall coastal cleanup program, either financially or through in-kind gifts of needed supplies. With your support, Keep Lee County Beautiful can coordinate a corporate cleanup for your organization. To learn more, please email Mike Thomas.



A very special thank you to our 2017 Coastal Cleanup Sponsors

For more on the worldwide ICC, visit Ocean Conservancy

Registration is currently closed for this event

Keep Lee County Beautiful would like to thank all of the volunteers and supporters who made this event possible in 2017. Without you we would not have been able to make such an impact on our local environment. We held this event only a month after we had powerful hurricane Irma travel directly over our area causing much damage and leaving behind a trail of debris. Our volunteers jumped right in at numerous sites and gathered over 4,000 pounds of litter. Getting all of this gathered before it can make its way out into the Gulf is a significant accomplishment and we are so thankful to everyone involved that played a part in getting this done.


Keep Lee County Beautiful wants to thank everyone for making this event a success!




In 2018 many volunteers will be needed to help in this international cleanup effort to rid Florida's coastlines of litter, pollution and debris. The sites throughout Lee County are coordinated each year by Keep Lee County Beautiful, Inc. for collection and documentation of beach litter. This is a global effort and we will be looking for volunteers to assist us again in the 2018 International Coastal Cleanup. This event will take place on a Saturday in September as long as weather is permitting. The exact date will be announced in 2018. Thank you for your support!


Royal Scoop Ice Cream * Lovers Key State Park * Budget Dumpster

Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation * Nelson Marine Construction * Buffalo Chips


Keep Lee County Beautiful, Inc. | PO Box 9244, Fort Myers, FL  33902-9244 | (239) 334-3488 | Fax (239) 791-1070

1560 Matthew Drive, Unit C | Fort Myers, Florida 33907