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Updated: 12/29/2013 07:22:03PM

This special ops team is ruthless

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A member of the Keep Venice Beautiful team works as part of a special ops force that has no mercy for non-native species.

By MONTY ANDREWS

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Each Thursday morning, there is a team of volunteers who quietly and efficiently move from one area of the city to another. Their mission — clear the areas of unwanted debris and vegetation.

Operating under the auspices of Venice Area Beautification, the team, appropriately named Keep Venice Beautiful, takes responsibility for doing those things often overlooked by civilians. A typical example is that prior to Christmas, team leader Sharon Daily decided the area to be cleared that day would be both sides of U.S. 41, extending from Venice Ave. south to Palermo Street.

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