Coastal Cleanup


Help clear our beaches of debris on Saturday, September 16th from 8am-noon during the annual International Coastal Cleanup. Meet at Beach School at 8am to do your part on Fort Myers Beach. Additional sites in our area include Wyndham Garden beach, Lover’s Key event field and Dog Beach. Sites other than Beach School begin at 9am. For more info visit

Keep Lee County Beautiful along with the Florida Fish and Wildlife, The FMB Community Foundation and the Town of FMB organizes this effort each fall to clean up Lee County beaches during International Coastal Cleanup Day when beach debris is collected and documented. Volunteers are urgently needed and asked to sign up at If you’d like to be a clean up captain for a Lee County coastal cleanup, email Mike Thomas at to stake your claim.

Environmental Hazards

 Marine life can easily be entangled in fishing line, nets and six-pack rings. Fish, birds and turtles mistake trash like styrofoam, plastics and cigarette butts for food, which may eventually lead to starvation.

Cleaning Beaches

Keep Lee County Beautiful, supported by the Ocean Conservancy and Florida Fish & Wildlife, organizes coastal cleanups in the fall to remove debris along our shoreline. In the last five years, our Coastal Cleanup program has brought together more than 11,000 volunteers to remove over 90,000 pounds of trash from Lee County waterways.

Keep Lee County Beautiful is the Lee County coordinator for Ocean Conservancy’s annual International Coastal Cleanup, the largest volunteer effort of its kind. Every September for 31 years, ICC has motivated over nine million people from around the world to pick up over 144 million pounds of trash from nearly 300,000 miles of shoreline.

Residents and visitors are invited to help keep Fort Myers Beach beautiful and participate in International Coastal Cleanup on September 16th!