By Chevon T. Baccus APR
Executive Editor 

Derelict Vessel Removal Makes Waterways More Beautiful


Last updated 5/1/2019 at 4:09pm

Keep Polk County Beautiful

Derelict Houseboat at Camp Lester

Under the watchful eye of a neighborly alligator, a team assembled by Keep Polk County Beautiful recently dismantled and carted off a derelict houseboat just outside the Camp Mack boat ramp on the Kissimmee River at Camp Lester. KPCB Executive Director Katie Yoxall said the eyesore had plagued the area for at least 17 years.

Yoxall said her organization doesn't really have the funds for derelict vessel removal, which can run thousands of dollars, but she was able to use a grant from the Florida's Natural Growers Foundation and labor from the Polk County Sheriff's Office Marine Unit and Pol...

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