Friday, May 11, 2012

Deputies Join Canal Clean Up

Deputies traded their cruisers for canoes and kayaks for a day to help clean up Green Canal in Golden Gate as part of Bay Days in April.

The Golden Gate Task Force targeted Green Canal and the area between 44th Street and Golden Parkway for cleanup.

Golden Gate District COPS deputies, along with the Estates Task Force, Golden Gate Civic Association, Grace Place, Domestic Animal Services, Waste Management, Collier County Code and Utility Enforcement, and citizen volunteers teamed up to collect debris including trash, furniture, electronics, tires, and mattresses.

The group gathered 5.52 tons of debris and trash.

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office offers special thanks to Boat Rentals at Naples Bay Resort and Collier County Parks and Recreation for lending the kayaks and canoes that were used in the cleanup.

Photos submitted by Cpl. Robert Capizzi/CCSO(2)