Bank of the Islands team takes part in Coastal Cleanup
The Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands team volunteered to help the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation complete the Coastal Cleanup on Sept. 19.
A team of 30 volunteers and their families wore masks and stayed socially distant while tackling Sanibel’s beaches.
“We are so grateful to the Edison/Bank of the Islands team,” SCCF Events and Facilities Manager Jeff Siwicke, who coordinates the annual community event, said. “When we see their blue T-shirts coming every year, we know they’ll do a great job of keeping our beaches free from trash and wildlife-harming debris like fishing lines.”
The local Coastal Cleanup efforts are coordinated in partnership by the SCCF and Keep Lee County Beautiful as part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup. According to the conservancy, 10.5 million volunteers have cleaned 350,000 miles of shoreline collecting 192 million pounds of trash in the more than three decades of the international effort.