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Five Star Realty Is Partnering with Keep Charlotte Beautiful to Help Clean Up Charlotte Harbor!

On Saturday, September 15, 2012, Five Star Realty is sending a group of volunteers to help clean up Lake Betty Park and the pond next to Port Charlotte High School, under the direction of Keep Charlotte Beautiful, a local environmental nonprofit, who participates in the Ocean Conservancy’s annual International Coastal Cleanup.

The Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup has become the single largest volunteer effort for ocean health over the 26 years since the first event was organized, according to Keep Charlotte Beautiful’s website. Last year’s international coastal cleanup organized nearly 600,000 volunteers who picked up over 9 million pounds of trash, all in one day. Each piece of trash is documented, along with its location, so that the data collected can help create lasting solutions for keeping trash out of our oceans in the first place. Approximately 70% of the earth is covered by water, so what is thrown into the oceans will eventually impact us on land.

Keep Charlotte Beautiful is a certified affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, and was granted nonprofit status as an environmental corporation in October 2001. Keep Charlotte Beautiful’s mission is to improve the quality of life here in Charlotte County by “working on projects that: keep our environment clean and free of debris; beautify our neighborhoods and public spaces; and instill pride and a sense of ownership to ensure effective, long term results that protect and conserve the air, water, and other natural resources of Charlotte County.”

If you are interested in participating with Keep Charlotte Beautiful’s local coastal cleanup, please contact us here at Five Star Realty and we will either put you in our group or refer you to Glenda Anderson, who will be able to place you in a group. This Punta Gorda event will take place on Saturday, September 15, 2012, from 8 AM-12 PM. We hope to hear from you soon!

Do you think that Charlotte Harbor needs a major cleanup? Comment below and tell us what you think!

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