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SAVE THE DATE:  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2020

 

Keep Lee County Beautiful would like to thank all of the volunteers and supporters who made this event possible in 2019. Without you we would not have been able to make such a positive impact on our local environment. Our volunteers jumped right in at numerous sites and gathered thousands of 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.

 

In 2020 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 2020 International Coastal Cleanup. This event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 19 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Date subject to change due to severe weather)

Thank you for your support!

 

 

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. In the last five years, our Coastal Cleanup program has brought together more than 9,000 volunteers to remove over 20,000 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 34 years, ICC has motivated over twelve million people from around the world to pick up over 147 million pounds of trash from more than 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.

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Keep Lee County Beautiful, Inc. would like to give a big THANK YOU to the 2019 Presenting Sponsor.

A Very Special Thank You To Our 2019 Coastal 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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