Published: Nov 27, 2012 2:04 PM EST
Updated: Nov 27, 2012 4:49 PM EST

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Lee County is in the process of taking abandoned vessels from the waterways.
Through the county's Abandoned Vessel Removal Program, 12 abandoned boats are being demolished and removed.

Some of them are being removed at a boat ramp at Rosen Park in Cape Coral. After this job, the county will have removed 74 boats. These jobs are paid for with grant money.

Over the past 6 years, the county has removed more than 520 boats. Officials say it's best to get them out of the water, as an abandoned boat can leak fuel and cause damage to the environment.