Estero, Fla. (September 30, 2020) - FirstService Residential, North America’s property management leader, recently participated in International Coastal Cleanup Month hosted by Keep Lee County Beautiful.

FirstService Residential joined the world’s largest volunteer effort for oceans and waterways to fight plastic pollution in honor of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup Month. Associates and their families gathered to remove litter and debris from the beaches and waterways in Lee County.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s cleanup featured new protocols for the use of personal protective equipment and social distancing. All volunteers were required to wear face masks in order to participate and work in small groups to promote safety for all participants.

Ocean Conservancy’s mission is to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges. The organization creates science-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it. International Coastal Cleanup, now in its 35th year, is a massive data collection event that generates the world's largest database of marine trash. The yearly findings help scientists and policy makers advocate for the health of wildlife, people and local economies.

“For FirstService Residential, this event is much more than a cleanup effort,” said Steve Harshman, vice president, FirstService Residential. “It’s about our commitment and social responsibility to the communities we serve. This is our second year as a sponsor of this event and we are proud to be a part of such a great movement to protect our beautiful beaches in Lee County.”

About FirstService Residential

FirstService Residential is North America’s property management leader, partnering with more than 8,000 communities across the U.S. and Canada, including low-, mid-, and high-rise condominiums and cooperatives; single-family communities; master-planned, lifestyle and active adult communities; and mixed-use and rental properties. HOAs, community associations, condos and strata corporations rely on their extensive experience, resources and local expertise to maximize property values and enhance their residents’ lifestyles. Dedicated to making a difference, every day, FirstService Residential goes above and beyond to deliver exceptional service.

FirstService Residential is a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation (FSV), a North American leader in the property services sector. For more information, visit

Sep 30, 2020