Due to the current conditions brought upon us by the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, Keep Lee County Beautiful has decided that we must take measures to ensure our volunteers safety. We feel it is necessary to cancel the upcoming Great American Cleanup scheduled for April 25th. Last year’s event attracted over 1,200 volunteers. Now is not the time for any large gatherings of people no matter the cause.

 

Even individual or small group cleanings are not recommended at this time. Recent studies have shown that the COVID-19 virus can live on surfaces for extended periods of time, up to 24 hours on cardboard and two to three days on plastic.

 

Please note that all cleanup sites that were listed on our registration page have now been closed. We thank you for wanting to volunteer and help us make a difference. We look forward to having you join us later this year to continue improving and protecting our environment.

Keep Lee County Beautiful Inc. recruits Volunteers, Site Captains, Area Managers and local Sponsors to foster unity and strengthen community bonds through beautification and improvement efforts across Lee County. Join  KLCB's 22nd anniversary for hosting this county-wide event. By being a  locally activated community improvement program we bring the power of volunteers and sponsors together to inspire change and build sustainable, vibrant communities to the areas in which we live, work, and play.

 

The event is a call to action to create more sustainable communities by focusing volunteer efforts on activities that impact aesthetic community improvements and the environment. Volunteers of all ages are welcome and any individual, family, school, group, place of worship, business or government entity can coordinate or participate in an average of over 30 simultaneous projects throughout Lee County.

 

The 2019 Great American Cleanup event was a tremendous success. Our amazing volunteers helped us collect over 32,000 pounds of trash and debris from our local shorelines, waterways, roadsides and parks.  With Lee County being a coastal community eventually the majority of this loose trash will find its way into a lake, river, canal or estuary, and eventually end up in the Gulf. Preventing this from occurring is a big win for the environment and our local waterways.

 

Help us protect our environment!

 

If your family would like help cleaning your own favorite location please call 239-334-3488 or email mike@klcb.org for our 2020 Great American Cleanup.

 

 

A very special thank you to the 2020 Great American Cleanup Sponsors!

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

 

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