People using nets in some of the photos are not fishing, but removing trash from the water.

Sheriff’s Office joins community clean shoreline hosted by nonprofit  

Monroe County Sheriff Rick Ramsay and Sheriff’s Office members joined a litany of community nonprofits and partners in cleaning up the Key Haven Boat Ramp and nearshore waters on Stock Island Thursday.

The Sheriff’s Office participated in a large clean-up headed by the nonprofit Ocean Aid 360, as well as Reef Relief, Waste Management, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Beach Weekend Marina, the Surfrider Foundation, and a slew of volunteers in removing hundreds of pounds of trash and debris from the water, shoreline, and land as part of a three-day effort to beautify the area.

“Better, cleaner, safer streets mean better, cleaner, safer neighborhoods, but we can’t do what we do alone,” said Sheriff Rick Ramsay. “The Sheriff’s Office is happy to help and work alongside folks like this who continue to step up to keep our community such a great place to live, work, and play.”

The effort is part of the Ocean Aid 360 Marine Debris Rodeo event. For more information visit

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