GPICA Cleans Up on the Island

In commemoration of our 65th anniversary, the Greater Pine Island Civic Association Board of Directors decided to celebrate by helping to keep Pine Island clean.

We recently adopted the two connecting one-mile stretches of Stringfellow Road from Bocilla Lane to Barrancas Avenue and from Barrancas Avenue to Raymary Street as part of the Lee County Adopt-a-Road program. Board members — and a couple of their awesome spouses — collected 10 bags of trash during their first cleanup on Thursday, March 24. “As Mahatma Gandhi famously said, we want to be the change we want to see in the world,” said Board Member Connie D’Alessio, who organized the road adoption on behalf of the GPICA.

You can help keep Pine Island clean, too!

  • Carry a litterbag in your car;
  • Never throw anything out of the car window — especially cigarette butts, which can also start brush fires;
  • Ensure that trash receptacles are properly covered when placed outside for garbage collection;
  • Secure your load when you carry trash or loose items on top of your vehicle.

Did you know that half of all litter is unintentional? Please be sure to take a few extra minutes to secure items in boats and pickup truck beds so items don’t fly out as you’re heading out to enjoy your favorite fishing or boating spot.

Want to do more to help GPICA keep Pine Island clean?

  • Email info@GPICA if you’d like to join in a future cleanup.
  • Adopt your own stretch of Stringfellow Road! Contact Adoption Coordinator Sarah Newcomb at 239-533-9400.
  • Join the GPICA today!

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