More than 200 Walt Disney World VoluntEARS lent their magical touch to the Florida Coastal Cleanup by clearing the shores of Orlando’s Lake Fran of 3,560 pounds of trash and debris. Working with Keep Orlando Beautiful and the Ocean Conservancy, Disney VoluntEARS represented the largest group participating in the community-wide cleanup event.
Like many lakes and ponds, Lake Fran (located in the MetroWest area of Orlando) collects debris and pollution through rainwater drain off from city streets and drains. Overflow from Lake Fran passes through Shingle Creek, which ultimately flows into Lake Okeechobee, the Florida Everglades and eventually Florida Bay. The cleanup not only decreases the effects of pollution on Central Florida’s natural resources, but it protects the habitat and wildlife along the coastline communities.
Disney VoluntEARS are Cast Members and their families who contribute their time, expertise and effort to make a positive impact on Central Florida while furthering the traditions and ideals of The Walt Disney Company. Since Disney first participated in the cleanup event five years ago, more than 1,200 VoluntEARS have picked up nearly 25,000 pounds of trash.
Great job from everyone involved. I have to say I miss the old Banana Yellow VoluntEARS shirts. You could always see Disney’s participation in events like this.