Here in Florida, we don’t just talk the conservation talk. We walk the walk, too! Balfour Beatty teammates joined in the Fort Lauderdale Beach Sweep, a community clean-up event that was started in 2015. Armed with some grabbers and buckets, Balfour Beatty volunteers made a positive contribution towards sustaining Florida’s pristine shorelines. They may have gotten a bit sandy in the process, but the opportunity to beautify this stretch of beach was well worth the investment of a Saturday morning (and a few coatings of sunscreen).
“I grew up on that beach, so keeping it clean is near and dear to my heart,” attests Chuck Rieman, senior estimator, who organized Balfour Beatty’s participation in the event.
Since 2015, the Fort Lauderdale Beach Sweep has helped collect more than 1,000 pounds of garbage, plastics and recyclables from Fort Lauderdale Beach and in excess of 100,000 cigarette butts. Proving that one man’s trash may quite literally become another’s treasure, a local artist up-cycles select pieces of beach debris and incorporates it into unique #EcoLitterArt.