Images from the 2020 Keep Lee County Beautiful International Coastal Cleanup. COURTESY PHOTO

Images from the 2020 Keep Lee County Beautiful International Coastal Cleanup. COURTESY PHOTO

The Keep Lee County Beautiful International Coastal Cleanup is set for Saturday, Sept. 18, at various locations across Lee County. KLCB is the local organizer of Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, which has been taking place over the course of 35 years. ICC has removed nearly 340 million pounds of trash from beaches and waterways worldwide. It remains the largest, global volunteer effort to remove trash from our local shorelines.

Scientists predict global ocean plastic pollution to double by the year 2030. Ocean trash affects the health of wildlife, people and local economies.

KLCB is committed to keeping Lee County beaches clean and protecting the ocean. The following sponsors helping make the cleanup possible include: The Common Club at The Brooks; Red Sox Foundation, Surfing’s Evolution & Preservation Foundation; Passarella & Associates; Family Thrift; Manheim Fort Myers; Berry & Pear; MK-Architecture; Doc’s Beach House; Buffalo Chips; Royal Scoop; Captiva Cruises; Suncoast Beverage; Gasparilla Vacations; Waste Pro; Advanced Disposal; Coca-Cola Beverages Florida; Lee County Solid Waste; Lee County Parks & Recreation; Santiva Salt Water Fishing Team; Scubavice Diving Center;

Captiva Rod & Gun Club; Kayak Excursions; Home Hunters USA; Bass Pro Shops; Cabela’s Outdoor Fund; Tunaskin; Ocean Conservancy; Florida Park Service; the Town of Fort Myers Beach; The Great Calusa Blueway; the City of Bonita Springs; Keep America Beautiful; the City of Fort Myers; Keep Florida Beautiful; Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation; Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation; and Lovers Key State Park.

Volunteering for a cleanup is the most immediate and impactful solution to keep plastics out of the ocean. Residents and visitors alike are invited to participate in the cleanup.

Registration is required. Learn more at ¦

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