Wednesday, September 21, 2011

CCSO Assists In Reef Cleanup

Photo courtesy Collier County Sea Grant Extension Program

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit assisted in an underwater cleanup on the Santa Lucia Reef on Tuesday as part of the 2012 International Coastal Cleanup.

CCSO partnered with the Collier County Sea Grant Extension Program, Collier County Coastal Zone Management, Collier County Environmental Services, City of Naples Natural Resources Department and Rookery Bay Reserve in this cleanup.

The Santa Lucia is one of Collier County’s most heavily utilized artificial reefs. The reef is located two miles from Gordon Pass and sits in approximately 30 feet of water. It is a popular stopping spot to cast net bait and is heavily fished as well.