Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Monthly Beach Clean Up Successful



Despite the blustery weather this past weekend, the City of Marco Island’s Beach Advisory Committee’s monthly beach clean up stayed on schedule! Staff from the Sandbar along with Kevin Donlan, Publix Store Manager and Beach Advisory Committee chairman, gathered at the South Beach Access at 730 am Sunday morning to walk the beach. Publix provided the bags, gloves and bottled water for the participants.

As the fog rolled in and the wind picked up, about ten bags of trash was collected on the beach between South Beach and Tigertail Beach. Items found ranged from the very small – cigarette butts and beer bottle caps to large debris such as a truck tire and pieces from boats. It is a good time of year to pick up the larger debris as it gets washed up in the high energy waves from the cold fronts. The smaller items, bottle caps and cigarette butts, were in large numbers.

The next monthly beach clean up is schedule for Sunday, January 16th, 2011 at 730 AM. Business partners participating in this clean up will be S&S Sprinklers, S&S Landscape and Calusa Pool Service. All public is encouraged and welcome



to attend. If students need to accrue volunteer hours, this is a great opportunity to earn three or four hours.

The City of Marco Island’s Beach Advisory Committee would like to remind all beach goers, to help keep our beach beautiful by remembering the following easy steps:

Leave Only Your Footprints – All trash, including cigarettes and fishing line should be disposed in property containers. Glass containers or bottles are prohibited on the beach.

No Live Shelling – Only shells that do not contain a live organism should be taken from the beach; if unsure, leave the shell.

Share the Beach with Our Wildlife – Do not feed or disturb wildlife; avoid nesting and resting birds and sea turtles. Watch and enjoy from a respectful distance.

No Dogs or Pets Allowed on the Beach – Only guide dogs accompanying visually/hearing impaired persons are permissible on the Marco Island beach.

All Wheeled Vehicles Prohibited – Stroller, wheelchairs and licensed Beach Vendor vehicles are only permissible.

To report wildlife issues or concerns, such as harassment, dead or disorientated marine sea turtles or mammals, please call 1(888)404-FWCC (3922).

For more information, please contact Nancy Richie, Environmental Specialist, City of Marco Island at 2329-389-5003 or nrichie@cityofmarcoisland.com.

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