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Tour guides work to reduce trash on Dickman’s Point

MARCO ISLAND, Fla.– Dickman’s Point is a beautiful barrier island off of Marco. 

On Tuesday morning, Florida Adventures tour guides Colleen Gill and Captain Marco collected at least 50 pounds of trash off Dickman’s Point. 

“Absolutely terrible it’s disgusting, you show up there on a Monday and there is trash everywhere, it’s ridiculous,” Captain Marco said. 

It’s a problem they see often, specifically after jet skis groups visit the island.

“There is no trash on any other beaches except for that one little point where some people like to hang out,” Captain Marco said. 

In October, Gill collected 150 pounds of trash off Dickmans Point. She said the Florida Department of Environmental Protection told her they would add extra patrols and look into putting signs on the island but she has not seen any changes. 

“I haven’t seen anything. We need them to hold people accountable,” Gill said. 

Captain Marco agrees.

“If nothing ever happens, they are just going to keep doing it out there,” Captain Marco said. 

NBC2 reached out to FDEP but have not heard back yet.

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