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SAVE THE DATE:  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2019

 

 

In 2019 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 2019 International Coastal Cleanup. This event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 21.

Thank you for your support!

 

Current registration sites. (Sites may continue to be added, or closed when full)

 

Barron Park (Hendry County) - 1559 DeSoto Avenue, Labelle, FL 33935

Boca Grande - 5th St. Beach - 500 5th St.  Boca Grande, FL 33921

Bowman's Beach Park - 1700 Bowman’s Beach Road, Sanibel, FL 33957

Bunche Beach - 18201 John Morris Road, Fort Myers FL 33908

Cape Coral Yacht Club - 5819 Driftwood Pkwy #A, Cape Coral FL 33904

Fort Myers Beach Elementary School - 2751 Oak Street, Fort Myers Beach 33931 (Primary check-in site for FM Beach)

Gulfside City Park - 2001 Algiers Ln, Sanibel, FL 33957

Horton Park - 2618 SE 26th PL, Cape Coral FL 33904

Jaycee Park - 4215 SE 20th PL, Cape Coral FL 33904

Lovers Key State Park Event Field - (Across the street from Lovers Key State Park, Fort Myers Beach FL 33931)

Sanibel Causeway Islands - (Check in Island B) *note $6 toll coming from Fort Myers side

Sirenia Vista Park - Ceitus Pkwy, Cape Coral, FL 33991

Wyndham Garden Hotel - 6890 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach FL 33931

 

 

 

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 $3 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.

 

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 32 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 Mike@klcb.org 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 2018 Coastal Cleanup Sponsors

Lovers Key State Park * Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation

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

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

 

KEEP LEE COUNTY BEAUTIFUL, INC. IS A 501 (C) (3) NON-PROFIT. REGISTRATION #CH13424 A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE IN THE STATE OF FLORIDAAT 800-435-7352 OR BY VISITING THEIR WEBSITE WWW.800HELPFLA.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.