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Lovers Key State Park

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September 20, 2014

2014 COASTAL CLEANUP
Lovers Key State Park

Date: Saturday, September 20th, 2014. 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Description:

The Coastal Cleanup is the only cleanup where trash is collected and recorded.  The data cards are then sent to the Ocean Conservancy where the information is used in the development of new environmental protection acts and change the behaviors that cause marine debris in the first place. The data cards are designed to have groups of 4 working together, 3 to collect litter and debris and 1 to record the findings. Latex gloves will be handed out, however some of the marine debris will be rough so please feel free to bring work gloves.

The annual cleanup is organized nationally by The Ocean Conservancy, and is coordinated locally by Keep Lee County Beautiful, Inc. (KLCB) and the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF).

The 2 goals of the cleanup are to remove unsightly and environmentally harmful debris from Florida's coastlines and raise awareness about this preventable litter problem. Litter poses a threat to wildlife - plastic bags are mistaken for jellyfish and eaten by sea turtles. Lost and discarded fishing tackle are eaten by birds and become an entangling death trap to many types of animal life.

2014 Check-In Locations for the Coastal Cleanup are:

Bunche Beach: 18201 John Morris Road, Fort Myers, FL 33931

Fort Myers Beach Elementary School: 2751 Oak Street, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Lovers Key State Park (Event Field): 8700 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

The 2013 Coastal Cleanup had an amazing turnout!! Preliminary numbers show Keep Lee County Beautiful registered a record 1,605 volunteers at 23 locations around the county, including the underwater cleanup. The event removed 10,361 pounds of litter and debris from our shorelines and waterways.

Pre-registration for this event is required. To register, please contact Keep Lee County Beautiful, Inc at (239) 334-3488 or visit http://klcb.org/sp_coastalcleanup.htm.

Participation Requirements

Fees: Free for volunteers

Contact: For additional information or to register to participate please contact Trish Fancher, Program Coordinator for Keep Lee County Beautiful, (239) 334-3488 or email trish@klcb.org or visit the Lee County Coastal Cleanup Website Coastal Clean Up

Directions:

Lovers Key is located at 8700 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach. The park boundaries are Big Carlos Pass and New Pass. We are 10.5 miles west of I-75 on exit 116.

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