The Rotary Club of Longboat Key continues to help keep Gulf of Mexico Drive clean.
Every quarter, the club walks a total of 3 miles on GMD and picks up trash as a part of the Adopt-A-Highway program.
The most recent cleanup saw the removal of 40 pounds of trash, 10 golf balls and a found dollar bill.
Early in the club’s history, members wanted to find a way to get permanent signs on the state road. Through the Adopt-A-Highway program, as long as the club made regular cleanup efforts a sign would be posted on each side of the road.
The cleanups are always a good time, says club director Nancy Rozance. It’s a time of laughs and camaraderie.
On Oct. 17, the club celebrated their ninth anniversary.