On Saturday, September 16, SCCF invites you to participate in an international volunteer effort to rid our coastlines and waterways of marine litter, pollution, and debri. On that day volunteers worldwide remove millions of pounds of coastal trash that can hurt local economies, injure and kill marine wildlife, and choke the ocean environment. SCCF’S partner in the Ocean Conservancy’s 31st Annual Coastal Cleanup is Keep Lee County Beautiful .
Participation is easy so bring your friends and family to the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation at 3333 San-Cap Rd between 9-12 am on Saturday, September 16, to check in and pick up your Coastal Cleanup Data cards and trash bags. Avoid the lines on Saturday by reserving your favorite “clean up” spot ahead by calling Dee at SCCF (472-2329) or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
Lunch and snacks on the SCCF Nature Center porch will be available from 10 til 12 am as well as a dumpster to deposit your trash. Be sure to fill out your data card and turn it in at SCCF. Please bring your own water and gloves to reduce the use of plastic.
According to the Ocean Conservancy, 10.5 million volunteers have cleaned 350,000 miles of shoreline collecting 192 million pounds of trash in the 30 years of this international effort.