Keep Lee County Beautiful recruits volunteers to foster unity and strengthen community bonds through beautification and improvement efforts across Lee County. For more than twenty five years, this locally activated community improvement program brings the power of volunteers and sponsors together to inspire change and build sustainable, vibrant communities.
Environmental & Economic HazardsMarine 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 BeachesKeep 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 CleanupKeep 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. 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 25 simultaneous projects around the area.
Saturday, October 13, 20189:00 to 12:00 p.m. various locations throughout Lee County
*Due to water quality issues caused by red tide we have changed the cleanup date to October 13, 2018
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Bonita - Lovers Key State Park Event Field (Across the street from Lovers Key State Park, Fort Myers Beach 33931)CLOSED - FULL SITE - Bunche Beach - 18201 John Morris Road, Fort Myers 33908Cape Coral Yacht Club - 5819 Driftwood Pkwy #A, Cape Coral 33904Dog Beach/Four Corners - 8800 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach 33931Fort Myers Beach Elementary School - 2751 Oak Street, Fort Myers Beach 33931 (Primary check-in site for FM Beach)CLOSED - FULL SITE - Horton Park - 2618 SE 26th PL, Cape Coral 33904Jaycee Park - 4215 SE 20th PL, Cape Coral 33904CLOSED - FULL SITE -Sanibel Causeway Islands - (Check in Island B) *note $6 toll coming from Fort Myers sideWyndham Garden Hotel - 6890 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach 33931
*For Experienced Paddlers - Paddle craft required (kayak, paddle board, canoe)*Picnic Island - Volunteers will paddle to and from Picnic Island (approximately 1.5 miles each way) Launch from Sanibel Causeway Islands (Island B)