Community Clean-Up Program

CRA Partners with Collier County Sheriff’s Office for Area Clean-Up

April 7, 2009

Many residents along Bayshore Drive have been alarmed by litter that has collected under the bridge on Bayshore Drive over Haldeman Creek. The CRA  followed up on the complaints and arranged for a community “Clean Up Day” in cooperation with the County Sheriff’s office. On Saturday, April 4, a clean-up event was held on the vacant 3 acres on Bayshore Drive, just north of the bridge. There werethree vagrant camps in the area. 

Project Manager Jean Jourdan attended the event as the CRA on-site/oversight manager. The “people management” came from the Sheriff’s office–namely Corporal Mike Nelson. The clean-up crew was comprised of the Sheriff’s community service people who routinely perform various acts of community service on weekends. After this clean-up, they came back on Sunday and walked Coco, Basin, and Areca

The CRA will coordinate with the Sheriff’s office to have this happen once a month. Streets will be pre-selected. For more information, Click Here or call 643-1115. 

Marine Corps League Volunteers Keep Bayshore Clean

Ever wonder how Bayshore Drive got to lookin oh-so-good?  Sure, there are pretty plantings and nice lamp posts and such, but all these amenities would be without the hard work of the “Neopolitan Leathernecks” from the Naples Marine Corps League!  For the past eight years, on the first Saturday every month at oh-eigh-hundred hours, between 15-25 hard working volunteers from this group come out to clean up the area.  The crew meets at Gulf Gate Plaza at Bayshore Drive and US 41 and breaks up into smaller groups along Bayshore Drive to pick up litter and see to other details.

The volunteer work done by these committed Marines is coordinated through the Collier County Adopt-A-Road program.  Mr. Jerry Van Hecke is the organizer for the local Marine Corps League and Mr. Nick Marsitt is the Naples Marine Corps League Commandant.  Mr. Marsitt and the Marine Corps League are happy with the progress that Bayshore Drive has made.  Be sure to thank these volunteers whenever you see them, and be sure to do your part, too, to keep Bayshore clean.