Publix Super Market volunteers joined members of the Beach Advisory Committee for the May 14th beach clean-up. Their mission was to collect plastic straws, bottle caps, candy wrappers, cigarette butts, plastic cups and lids and glass bottles. Armed with plastic buckets, grabbers and plastic gloves, this group of determined volunteers wearing their “Love Your Beach” green t-shirts, panned out in all directions.
Why is beach clean-up so important? Because we all care about our environment! Nature has given us clean air, clean water, a beautiful pristine beach, all for free. Picking up trash on our beaches once a month, for a couple ofhours is a way to give back and ensure that our great-great-great grandchildren will continue to enjoy a Marco Island beach experience.
It is also sea turtle season. According to a new University of Florida study, “removing beach debris helps sea turtles nest.”
How can you help? Support our upcoming evening beach clean-up scheduled for May 31st at 6 PM at South Beach. Please also consider becoming a clean-up sponsor. All residents are invited to join us in our efforts to keep our beach clean and pristine, meet members of the Beach Advisory Committee, make new friends and wear our signature “Love Your Beach”green t-shirt.
Contact: For more information on the May 31st evening clean-up, please contact Samantha Malloy at 239-389-3917 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark Your Calendar:
May 31st: 6 PM at South Beach, sponsored by the Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron.
June 11th: 8 AM at South Beach, sponsored by the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce.
Publix Super Market supplies gloves, water and trash bags. The Marco Island Civic Association (MICA) supplies the beach vehicle to haul trash to the dumpster. Leadership Marco supplies the buckets and grabbers. The Beach Advisory Committee of Marco Island will supply the fresh air and beautiful beach scenery!