“It was an opportunity to take care of an area of Marco Island weall enjoy,” said Erik Condee. “The beach benefits all of us in one way or another and it adds to the quality of our lives. As a company, Condee was proud to participate.” Publisher Val Simon looked at the event this way: “When our staff isn’t busy putting a paper together, we’re busy making a difference! Not only was it good exercise, it was very rewarding. We want to thank everyone who donated their time and effort, especially the organizers Kevin, Bernardo and all of the BAC for the opportunity.”
The once-a-month clean-up program is coordinated by Kevin Donlan, Chairman of the City of Marco Island’s Beach Advisory Committee and manager of Publix. Bernardo Bezos,a BAC and Marco Island Civic Association (MICA) board member assisted with MICA’s “gator” vehicle, collecting the bags of trash for disposal and carrying the supplies for the working participants. The once-a-month beach clean-ups are keeping the Marco Island beaches beautiful. The public is welcome to participate.
The following is a list of businesses participating in future clean-ups
Aug 15th CJ’s on the Bay and the Marriott Resort & Spa
Sep 19th Starbucks
Oct 17th Hilton Resort
Nov 21st M&I Bank and YMCA
Dec 19th Sandbar
Jan 22nd S&S Landscape, S&S Sprinkler and Calusa Pool Service
Feb 19th Gratkowski Painting and Mutual of Omaha Bank
Mar 19th City of Marco Island staff
For more information, please contact Nancy Richie, City of Marco Island at 239-389-5003 or firstname.lastname@example.org.