3 To Do: Shred it, clean it, shop it

Marco Eagle

1. Iberia Bank to host two paper shredding events

Iberia Bank will host two paper shredding events in Collier County.

Residents and small business owners are invited to dispose of outdated bank statements, checks, contracts, junk mail and other documents in a safe and secure manner.


The first event will be held on Marco Island on from 9 a.m. until noon, Saturday, April 14 at the bank branch, 605 Bald Eagle Drive.

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The second event will be held from 9 a.m. until noon, Saturday, April 21, at the bank branch, 1905 Pine Ridge Road. A $3 voluntary donation will be collected per box or bag of shred for two local non-profit organizations.

Donations collected at the Marco Island shred event will be donated to the Marco Island Post 404 American Legion. In Naples, donations collected will benefit Books for Collier Kids.

Information: Marco branch at 239-393-2400 or the Pine Ridge Road office at 239-403-5170.

2. Last chance: Marco Island Farmers Market

Every Wednesday through April local southwest Florida vendors will be selling home good items and crafts from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Veterans Community Park, 901 Park Avenue.

Items include: fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, salsa, sauces, fresh flowers, seafood, soaps, and much more.

3. Saturday: Calling all volunteers: Tigertail Beach cleanup

From 8 a.m. until noon, Saturday, April 14, Friends of Tigertail is hosting their quarterly beach clean-up, partnering with Collier County's annual "Keep Collier Beautiful/Bay Days" initiative.

The last two clean-ups in September and December had to be cancelled due to weather, so the beach needs your attention.

File: Looking for breakfast on Tigertail Beach, Marco Island.

Volunteers will gather at the park kiosk. Gloves, bags, and water bottles will be provided though participants are encouraged to bring their own reusable water containers and buckets for trash to cut down on plastic bottle and bag waste. 

Free T-shirts are provided for participants by the county, and youth volunteers will be awarded certificates for community service hours. Hats, sunscreen, and beach shoes that can get wet are advised. This is a family friendly event, and groups are welcome.

Information: www.FriendsofTigertail.com.