The Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation coordinated a beach cleanup on the morning of January 1st, following the New Year’s Eve fireworks and festivities. The group met at Times Square and spread out in all directions to collect bottles, cans, fireworks debris and assorted trash. The Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation will also work in conjunction with Keep Lee County Beautiful to conduct an island wide cleanup on Saturday, April 22nd in celebration of Earth Day. Anyone interested in participating can contact Corri Francisco at
The Foundation is dedicated to improving life on Fort Myers Beach and that includes working with Beach Elementary School. Each month, club members work with kindergartners on a Butterfly Garden Project. The kids learn about the life cycle of these beautiful creatures and before school ends, the butterflies are released into nature.
The January membership meeting of Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation will be held on January 18th at 5:30 p.m. at the Fort Myers Beach Woman’s Club. Guest speakers from the local chapter of B.A.C.A., Bikers Against Child Abuse will attend to share information about their organization. B.A.C.A. is an international organization committed to creating a safer environment for abused children. B.A.C.A. exists as a body of bikers empowering children to not feel afraid of the world in which they live. For more information, check their website at bacaworld.org
Dedicated to working cooperatively to improve the quality of life in Fort Myers Beach and surrounding communities, the Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation meets the 3rd Wednesday night of every month from October – May. Anyone interested in obtaining more information about either attending a meeting or joining the Foundation is asked to contact Judy Lawson at 509-679-1166 or visit the website at www.fortmyersbeachcf.com
Photos provided by Fort Myers Beach Community Foundation.