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Click here to learn about the different Coastal Cleanup sponsorships!

2017 Coastal Cleanup Sponsorship

Our registration page will re-open at a later date

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.

 

**Special Notice**

This event is going to be rescheduled to a future date.

Please watch our website and facebook for updates.

 

 

9 am to 12 pm

 

Coastal Cleanup Locations

**Note - Site locations are subject to change**

 

Bunche Beach (18201 John Morris Rd, Fort Myers 33908)

 

Cape Coral Yacht Club  (5819 Driftwood Pkwy #A, Cape Coral 33904)

 

Dog Beach (8800 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach 33931)

 

Fort Myers Bch Elementary (2751 Oak St, Fort Myers Beach 33931)

 

Four Corners (4 corners of New Pass Bridge, located between Dog Beach and

                          Big Hickory Island - Parking at Dog Beach)

 

Horton Park (2618 SE 26th PL, Cape Coral  33904)

 

Jaycee Park  (4215 SE 20th PL, Cape Coral  33904)

 

Lovers Key event field - across from the park (8720 Estero Blvd, Ft Myers Beach 33931)

   **(Lovers Key Event Field check in time 8:00 am)**

 

Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (3333 Sanibel-Captiva Rd, Sanibel 33957)

 

Sanibel Causeway Is (Check in Is B) Please note - $6 toll coming from FM side

 

Wyndham Garden Hotel (6890 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach 33931)

 

*Additional sites may be added at a future time.

 

 

For more on the worldwide ICC, visit Ocean Conservancy

 

Visit our Facebook page to see photos from last year's event!

 

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 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.

Budget Dumpster

Royal Scoop Ice Cream * Buffalo Chips * Lovers Key State Park

Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation * Nelson Marine Construction

 

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