Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 11-1 for having a coastal cleanup at Bay Park on Sand Key March 2.
My husband, neighbors and several other Sand Key residents who utilize the park had noticed quite a collection of trash collecting in the mangrove area. After finding out the city’s jurisdiction ended at the seawall, we learned that the USCGAux, a volunteer organization, is involved with island and coastal cleanups. After being told about the issue at Bay Park on Sand Key, they immediately (within two days) organized a crew and spent three hours early Sunday morning cleaning out the trash. I was told they gathered three pickup truck loads of trash – approximately 600 pounds of garbage removed from the mangroves.
Again, a huge thank you goes out to this volunteer organization from the residents of Sand Key.