STOCK ISLAND, FL – Stock Island is looking a lot better after Saturday’s “Take Stock in the Rock” cleanup, led by the community group, I Love Stock Island. This cleanup was the result of hard work by volunteers and 32 Monroe County employees from several departments, including: solid waste, roads and bridges, facilities maintenance and fire rescue. Monroe County Mayor Pro Tem Danny Kolhage and his aide, Isabelle DeSantis, also got their hands dirty to help in the community effort.
The County’s contribution to the cleanup resulted in the collection of 11.63 tons of debris and .25 tons of hazardous and electronic waste. Waste Management also collected an additional 6.3 tons of debris.
County crews not only picked up trash and unwanted large household items put along the County roads, but also cut grass, trimmed trees, wacked weeds and neatly raked up the areas they worked.