Lee County has hired its debris-removal contractor to supplement efforts currently underway by Parks & Recreation employees to clean county beaches affected by the recent red tide fish kill.

CrowderGulf began the cleanup, concentrating first along county parks and beach accesses on the Sanibel Causeway, Lynn Hall Park to Bowditch Point on Fort Myers Beach, and Boca Grande.

Parks & Recreation crews now are cleaning parks and boat ramps of the larger fish each morning. CrowderGulf will be supplementing those efforts. They are also under contract by the Town of Fort Myers Beach and City of Sanibel.

The county will focus on the most affected county parks and accesses. The county also urges property owners adjacent to beaches to clean their immediate areas. They are working on a plan to place dumpsters in key locations where residents can dispose of these fish. People may also pick up fish around their homes and businesses and place them in their normal waste stream. Please double-bag them and place them in their regular trash receptacles. Understand that the hauler will not be able to make additional collections outside of regularly scheduled collection days.

Once the locations of dumpsters are determined, the county will release that information on its website. For more information, visit myfwc.com/redtidestatus.


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