It’s hard to believe a year has passed since Johnson Engineering adopted Carrell Canal as part of the City of Fort Myers’ Adopt-A-Canal program. The program’s intent is to decrease the amount of litter that flows through the City’s municipal separate storm sewer system, ultimately affecting the Caloosahatchee River.
In early August, employees gathered for their 4th quarterly cleaning of the canal. We’re pleased to see that the appearance of the canal was much different than we found it a year ago. During our first clean up, volunteers collected 42 bags of debris. Since then, less than half that amount has been found in the one mile stretch of canal.
We made this commitment because of our desire to give back to the community. To date, we have removed an impressive 6,500 gallons of trash from the Carrell Canal. Our employees will continue to clean the canal quarterly for the next year and are hopeful to find that the amount of trash reduces each time, knowing that every effort leads to a cleaner and healthier place to live.
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