April 14, 2012
26 volunteers showed up to clean up Haldeman Creek this morning as part of Keep Collier Beautiful’s Bay Days 2012 clean up effort. “I was thoroughly impressed by the enthusiasm and stamina of this group,” stated Haldeman Creek MSTU Project Manager Sue Trone. “This is the second time the Haldeman Creek MSTU has organized a local cleanup here off of Bayshore Drive. Today, we have almost entirely different people volunteering than we did last time. It’s very interesting. And, last time, we had over 30 volunteers. To me, that indicates that there is a diverse group of people very interested in keeping the waters of Haldeman Creek clean. Also, there is a diverse group of people who are willing to put in the elbow grease to do it.”
The volunteers broke up into different groups: three groups cleaned from boats on the east and west side of the Haldeman Creek Bridge on Bayshore Drive. “We we very careful in organizing this and I have to thank the volunteers from Naples Land Yacht Harbor for thinking ahead. Along with the participation from Royal Yacht Marina and Gulf Shores Marina, we had boaters who were sure we had a pontoon boat that was stripped of all its furniture. Since it was high tide, that was absolutely necessary to be sure we could get the boat under the bridge. And back!” commented Trone.
Two groups of volunteers cleaned refuse from land on shore in three locations: at Pine Street and Beccca Avenue, under the Haldeman Creek Bridge, and behind Office Max at Courthouse Shadows on US-41.
The Haldeman Creek MSTU thanks all its hard-working volunteers!
The next creek cleanup is scheduled for September 15, 2012. Questions about this