In commemoration of Earth Day, Windfall employees spent Saturday, April 23 at Bunche Beach in Fort Myers, FL, cleaning up litter as part of the Great American Cleanup (a.k.a. Earth Day Trash Bash). Great American Cleanup brings the power of volunteers and sponsors together to inspire change and build sustainable, vibrant communities. To do our part, Windfall staff volunteered at a Keep Lee County Beautiful site to remove trash and debris from one of the local waterways.

With it’s “old Florida” feel, Bunche Beach and Preserve is typical of the area before development came to southwest Florida and a hidden gem.  Named in honor of Dr. Ralph Bunche, the first African American to win the Nobel Peace Prize, Bunche Beach has a history that is as fascinating as the wildlife that frequents this undeveloped stretch of sand, salt and tidal flats. This is a living ecosystem that ranges from a sandy beach to Mangrove forests to salt flats and contains great photographic and viewing opportunities from the flora & fauna to fantastic sunsets.

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“We take such pride in being able to give back to the communities where we live and work,” said Donna Marks, President and CEO of Windfall, Inc. “We live in one of the most beautiful places in the United States. When we have a chance to give back and help make it more beautiful or help better the area we’re all about it.”