Friday, September 18, 2020

Keeping Our Beach Beautiful

 

 

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The City of Marco Island Beach Advisory Committee is conducting a monthly beach clean-up on Sunday, May 19th, 2013, 8 AM, at the South Beach boardwalk access. All public is welcome to participate!

Partnering with the Beach Advisory Committee in the beach clean-ups are Publix Supermarket and Marco Island Civic Association (MICA). Both have sponsored the monthly beach clean-ups for the past two years, providing bags, gloves and bottled water to all participants. MICA assists with a beach vehicle to cart the supplies, tired participants and the full bags of trash. MICA also disposes properly all trash and debris removed from the beach.

The City of Marco Island’s Beach Advisory Committee organizes monthly beach clean-ups in coordination with the Friends of Tigertail Beach to cover the entire year. Committee members have reached out to community groups and businesses to lead a clean-up during this year. These clean-ups augment the routine beach maintenance and remove bags of windblown and abandoned trash on the beach and dunes. Plastic debris is problem, from straws, cup lids, wrappers and bottle caps. We find it all and then remove it from our beautiful beach!

The May 19th beach clean-up community sponsor is Publix. 15-20 Publix employees will be walking the beach and picking up trash. All public is welcome to attend. It’s a casual, fun way to spend a Sunday morning on the beach and at the same time improve it! Required volunteer hours can be given to students for participation.

To participate, just arrive by 8 AM on the beachside of the South Beach boardwalk access. Public parking is available in the Collier County South Beach parking lot on Swallow Avenue. Upon arrival, you will be provided bottled water, bags and gloves. Walk the beach at your own pace picking up trash, going as far and as long as you desire. Remember to wear beach attire, such as, hats, sunglasses, sun screen and comfortable beach shoes.

Can’t make it in May? See the scheduled 2013 Beach Clean Ups…

 

For more information or if your business or group is interested in sponsoring a future clean-up, please contact Nancy Richie, Environmental Specialist, City of Marco Island, at 239-389-5003 or nrichie@cityofmarcoisland.com.

 

Date Group Partner Location
Sun, June 23 Beach Advisory Com Mutual of Omaha Bank South Beach Boardwalk
Sat, July 13 Friends of Tigertail Quarterly Clean Up Tigertail Beach Park
Sun, Aug 11 Beach Advisory Com CJ’s on the Bay and Rick’s Salon South Beach Boardwalk
Sat, Sept 21 Friends of Tigertail International Coastal Clean Up Tigertail Beach Park
Sat, Oct 19 Beach Advisory Com Marco Island Civic Assoc. MICA South Beach Boardwalk
Sat, Nov 16 Beach Advisory Com Marco Island Women’s Club South Beach Boardwalk
Sat, Dec 6 Friends of Tigertail Quarterly Clean Up Tigertail Beach Park

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