Friends of Tigertaill Beach are wrapping up season with a flurry of activity. On March 24, FOT hosted its annual Membership Appreciation Dinner, with more than 50 attendees, including three of the founding members.
Then on Saturday, April 12, FOT held the Annual Bay Days Beach Clean Up. A whopping 240 lbs. of trash and debris were collected in a total of 22 large garbage bags by some 70 volunteers. “Keep Collier Beautiful” provided the volunteers with garbage bags, plastic gloves, water bottles, item tally boards and eventT-shirts.
It was an astonishing mix of trash and discarded items this year, including cans and bottles — both glass and plastic — in the parking lot and a car tire, shovel, boat Bimini top, dock railing section, fly swatter, soccer and golf balls in the beach and lagoon areas. The number one item collected was cigarette butts, followed by plastic and paper bags, food wrappers, beverage cans, bottles, caps and lids. Shoes and clothing items, as well as building materials and fish netting also made the tally. The report of tallieditems will be forwarded to the “Keep Collier Beautiful” organization for compilation with other Collier County sites.
Event organizers want to thank all of “the enthusiastic volunteers who did an amazing job of helping to maintain the natural gem, Tigertail Beach.” If interested in helping out at the next FOT quarterly beach clean up, mark your calendar for Saturday, July 12, from 8 AM-12 PM. Volunteers are always welcomed and so appreciated.
Interested in becoming a member of Friends of Tigertail? Contact Joseph Parisi, membership chair, at 781-864-2392, or visit the web site at www.friendsoftigertail.com.