Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Great American Cleanup and Keep Broward Beautiful 2011

The following information was sent to me by my property manager. I'm not sure if I will officially register for this specific event, though I think it's a fabulous idea. Even if you don't register for this annual cleanup, I hope you will take the time to make a difference and take pride in our community. Personally, one spot catches my eye every weekend. Every time I leave that Hess station on Flamingo Road with Miramar Parkway, I get disgusted with the amount of garbage all over the grass there, even to the point of blocking the storm drains. Who wants to spend a few hours with me and clean that disaster up one weekend?

GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP 2011

The Great American Cleanup® is coordinated locally by Keep Broward Beautiful. More than 9,000 volunteers joined the effort last spring for a cleaner, greener Broward! The Great American Cleanup is an annual event that runs locally March 1st through May 31st.

How You Can Get Involved

There are three ways you can participate in the Great American Cleanup 2011.

1. Adopt-A-Street groups can clean their designated street during March, April or May. (This cleanup will count toward the required four cleanups per year.)

2. Broward County School Groups can set a date during March, April or May to clean up or green up around school grounds, in a local park, or in a community.

3. Volunteer at one of our scheduled Great American Cleanup 2011 events.
Marine Industries Association of South Florida's 34th Annual Waterway Cleanup, Saturday, March 5, 2011 from 9 am until 1 pm. Visit their website for information on volunteering, sponsoring, finding out about the cleanup sites, and much more information. I didn't see any locations in Miramar, though the lists may not be complete. We have lots of canals in our city for sure. Here is a Press Release summarizing the 2010 Annual Waterway Cleanup

Keep Broward Beautiful 2011 Beach Sweeps
JANUARY 8
FEBRUARY 12
MARCH 12
APRIL 9
MAY 14
JUNE 11
JULY 9
AUGUST 13
SEPTEMBER 10
OCTOBER 8
NOVEMBER 5
DECEMBER 10
What Keep Broward Beautiful Provides

* Trash bags and gloves.
* Promotionals.
* Event planning, volunteer recruitment support.
* Recycling opportunities.
* Educational Workshops (based on staff availability).

Call our Litter Hotline at number 954-474-1835 or email litterprevention@broward.org if you'd like to be added to our volunteer list. Thank you!

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