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 harmed by plastic materials. Plastic bags, straws and bottles are especially harmful to both animal and aquatic life. Often fish, birds and turtles mistake trash like styrofoam, plastics, and cigarette butts for food, which may eventually lead to starvation. Yard clippings entering the storm drainage system have the potential to block the waterways and impede the flow of water, which in time will increase the amount of waste in certain areas. 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. Storm Drain Marking ProgramKeep Lee County Beautiful in a team effort with Lee County Natural Resources is organizing volunteers to place markers on the over 11,000 storm drains in the unincorporated Lee County area. We feel that through awareness we can have a very positive impact on what is getting placed into our storm drainage system. The vast majority of our population do not want to pollute. By bringing awareness that everything flowing into a storm drain goes directly into our waterways and not to a water treatment plant first there will be a reduction in pollutants and debris in the water we enjoy in Lee County. Group RequirementsThis projects requires a group containing a minimum of two (2) adults over 18 years old. This requirement is due to the use of a power drill being used to apply the storm drain markers.