Leaders Against Litter Program
Concept for a program to plan, schedule, and conduct twice yearly (as a minimum) city-wide neighborhood cleanups (like the NWNA trash bash) has been accepted by City Council.
The program is on the back burner until hurricane recovery issues are completed. Each district council person will identify and appoint a district captain and together with the Keep Lee County Beautiful (KLCB) organization , city code enforcement, and public works crews will conduct the cleanups according to the program requirements.
Anticipated kickoff for this program is end of 1Q 2023.
1. Minor damage to the Demonstration Median on Ceitus Parkway occurred as a result of hurricane Ian. NWNA members have conducted a cleanup here and the city has been in touch to identify the issues including plants that need re-staking or removal and replacement of the Experience Real Estate donor sign. It appears that all Royal Palms will recover. City maintenance will be addressed at the appropriate time, likely in 1Q 2023.
2. Discussions on improvements to the median in front of Joe Stonis Park (currently planted with 12 Adonidia Palms) were conducted with the City and Danny Yates Landscaping in September. Several questions were posed to the city on curbing, irrigation, plants selection, etc. that will affect what can be accomplished with limited resources. Still waiting for responses to the questions posed but this project is on the back burner and unlikely to be activated before 2Q 2023
3. Median beautification projects in SWCC on Sands, Agualinda, and Savona Parkway are approved and funded but on hold pending completion of hurricane recovery efforts by the city. These projects are anticipated to get underway in 1Q 2023.
4. A $6500 median beautification grant was received from LCEC for projects in SWCC. Grants requests from Cape Coral Community Foundation and Smith Family Horticultural Trust were unsuccessful. Additional fund raising activities are being planned.