To reach the limited access areas along St. Augustine’s intercoastal waterway, local environmental leader and boat captain, Adam Morley, had an idea.
He took volunteers on a boat, courtesy of St. Augustine Eco Tours, along the Matanzas River to collect litter. Within a couple of hours, the group of four collected hundreds of pounds of debris from the Matanzas River.
This effort inspired Adam to start a crowdfunding campaign which enabled him to raise enough money to purchase and completely retrofit a vessel for the exclusive purpose of collecting litter; he named her The Litter Gitter. On February 10, 2016, The Litter Gitter launched from the Douglas C. Crane Park and Boat Ramp and has been removing debris from the Matanzas ever since.