This past month has been one of our busiest months yet! We had two wonderful groups come out to help cleanup Lido beach.
The first cleanup group of the month was the Saltmeadow School group. Their enthusiasm helped them collect approximately 54 pounds of trash including an unusually large amount of abandoned toys, even though the International Coastal Cleanup was less than two weeks before.
The second group, the Manatee-Sarasota Nature Lab, was ready to start removing trash even before everyone was ready. They collected approximately 64 pounds of trash including a pigs foot, lots of wood, and some large pieces of concrete.
Both groups were amazing and I saw several who would probably start independently removing trash the next time they go to the beach.