Coastal Clean Up with Keep Collier Beautiful
September 15, 2018
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Keep Collier Beautiful is calling on all Collier County residents to join in the annual International Coastal Cleanup on September 15th. Organized locally by Keep Collier Beautiful, this signature event is a part of the Ocean Conservancy's annual International Coastal Cleanup that brings together volunteers from countries around the world to remove trash and debris from waterways that lead to our oceans.
The Coastal Cleanup is one of two annual community-wide cleanup projects that routinely removes 15-20 tons from our beaches and waterways.
Volunteers with groups larger than ten members are asked to preregister with Keep Collier Beautiful via email [email protected] or call 239-580-8319. Smaller groups of volunteers are asked to meet at one of the cleanup sites on September 15th to clean from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 am. Volunteers will be provided trash bags, gloves and a free Coastal Cleanup t-shirt while supplies last.
In addition to the 20 regular beachfront locations, there will be a special cleanup at Bayview Park (Haldeman Creek) to remove lingering hurricane debris out of the mangroves. Kayakers, paddleboarders, and smaller motorized vessels will launch from Bayview Park for this waterfront cleanup. More information about this special site can be obtained from Katie Laakkonen at (239) 213-7122.
Cleanup sites include the following locations:
· Everglades City
· Barefoot Beach
· Delnor Wiggins Pass
· Vanderbilt Beach
· Lowdermilk Park
· Naples Pier
· Clam Pass
· Rookery Bay NERR
· Tiger Tail Beach
· Golden Gate Canals
· Isle of Capri
· Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge
· Naples Bay (NSYC)
· Bayview Park (Haldeman Creek)
· Naples Cruise Club Key Island
· FSW's Adopted Canal
For more information about how you can help prevent litter in your community, contact Keep Collier Beautiful at (239) 580-8319 or visit www.keepcollierbeautiful.com.