Category: Environment

Celebrate the Fourth of July Safely

Celebrate the Fourth of July Safely

By Chief DiLallo Every Fourth of July, your local first responders encourage you to leave dangerous fireworks to the professionals. While most public firework displays canceled, our message on safety remains the same. Fireworks are dangerous, and the increase in small displays at home this holiday weekend could lead to more injuries. Even though we […]

Million Orchid Progress Report

Million Orchid Progress Report

By Butch Swank In late May, our office had a visitor. Jason Downing, the lead orchid biologist from the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, drove from Miami with hundreds of orchids. He had a variety of orchids from both Florida and from all over the world. Dr. Downing leads the Million Orchid Project, which aims to […]

Smart Cities: Managing Garbage with Technology

Smart Cities: Managing Garbage with Technology

By Terri Lewis No matter what city we live in, people produce garbage. So how do we deal with it responsibly and cost effectively? That’s where we again turn to technology, as part of Smart City strategies, to help responsibly and cost effectively manage waste. Technology is positively helping to transform the management of waste. […]

Autumn Brings Many Events To Southwest Florida

Autumn Brings Many Events To Southwest Florida

I have several exciting bits of news to share with you. First, I’d like to update you on the results of the first Southwest Florida Business Alliance luncheon we held a few weeks back. I’ve had a ton of positive phone calls and meetings since then. The word got out, and we’ve fielded interest from […]

Keep Lee County Beautiful nets 540 pounds of litter during cleanup

Keep Lee County Beautiful nets 540 pounds of litter during cleanup

Local nonprofit collects debris from three sections of Manuel’s Branch [Fort Myers, FL] – Keep Lee County Beautiful, Inc. (KLCB) partnered with Gutteridge Haskins & Davey (GHD) and the City of Fort Myers on Public Lands Day, September 25, to clean up Manuel’s Branch Neighborhood Park and a section of the 3.5-mile stream that is […]

Rising In The East: A Message From Sheriff Marceno

Rising In The East: A Message From Sheriff Marceno

By: Sheriff Carmine Marceno At times, I believe that people forget that driving a motor vehicle is a privilege…not a right granted by the Constitution. As a privilege granted to those who demonstrate the skills and abilities necessary to operate a multi-ton piece of machinery, this privilege comes with a significant amount of responsibility. Drivers […]

Keep America Beautiful Releases Largest Study on Litter in America

Keep America Beautiful Releases Largest Study on Litter in America

Roadway litter down 54% since 2009, but still 50 billion pieces on the ground [Fort Myers, FL] (June 2, 2021) – Keep Lee County Beautiful, Inc. (KLCB) today reports that Keep America Beautiful® has announced the summary of its 2020 study on litter in America. Keep Lee County Beautiful is part of the national organization’s network of […]

Environmental Art Contest Winners Announced

Environmental Art Contest Winners Announced

[Fort Myers, FL] (May 26, 2021) Keep Lee County Beautiful, Inc. (KLCB) is pleased to announce the winners in the 32nd annual “Leave The Scene Clean” Calendar Art Contest. The contest drew hundreds of entries from local students, representing public, private, and home schools in Lee County. Submitted work was judged on artistic execution and originality as […]

Conservancy Of Southwest Florida’s Guided Nature Walks Resume At Clam Pass

Conservancy Of Southwest Florida’s Guided Nature Walks Resume At Clam Pass Florida grasshopper sparrow will probably go extinct. A conservation effort may be the last hope.

NAPLES, Fla. (Mar. 17, 2021) – Now, more than ever, residents and visitors of Southwest Florida are enjoying Southwest Florida’s ever-enchanting natural environment. As of March 1, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s guided tours have resumed operations at Clam Pass Park. These free walks require a reservation, and the maximum group size is five individuals. […]

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