October 02, 2019 1 min read

 Another successful Reef Clean-Up on the  Second Reef Piles!  Scuba Marco would like  to thank all our volunteers that helped  remove 190 items weighing up to 200 lbs from a number of popular Marco Island dive  and fishing spots.   

Everyone worked hard to remove the items from the reefs, including 6 cast nets and 1 HUUGE shrimping net of rope with heavy metal wire woven into the netting (Nice Job Chris, Rex, Brandon, and Arleigh). We also brought up a ton of fishing and anchor line.  The good news is that we removed less material then we did the first time.  

Specifically, we want to thank the 5 boat captains that graciously volunteered their boats to carry the 18 divers that came out to dive and clean the 5 Mile Reef Piles!  Jeff Dawson, Chris “Stretch” Kimble, Todd Murvine, Brooks Swift, and Paul Doppelt.  Hope you were able to clean everything off.  😊  

Additionally, we would like to thank Sunshine Ace Hardware for donating work gloves and plastic tarps as well as Collier County Waste Management for bringing over a dumpster to haul everything away.  A big shout out to Leslie Taylor with Stream2Sea for donating reef safe sunscreen and other products.

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