DATE: January 13, 2012
CONTACT: Amanda Fernandez
Keep Broward Beautiful Program
For the third consecutive year, Keep Broward Beautiful has received the “President’s Circle Award” for high-performance achievement by the national nonprofit organization, Keep America Beautiful. Keep Broward Beautiful is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful.
In qualifying for a President’s Circle Award, the County's program met Keep America Beautiful standards of leadership excellence by conducting an annual Community Appearance Index, organizing Great American Cleanup efforts that engaged more than 14,000 volunteers over three months and facilitating Beach Sweep events in which volunteers collected more than 8,600 pounds of land-based marine debris.
"Our mission is to empower individuals to take greater responsibility for their community’s environment through grassroots efforts fueled by countywide community outreach,” said program supervisor, Amanda Fernandez. “We are so honored to receive this award. Amazing volunteers, local organizations, out-of-state tourists who are looking to ‘green’ their routine, and dedicated staff members enable Keep Broward Beautiful to provide much-needed litter prevention and outreach services,” she added.
If you are interested in participating or learning more about Keep Broward Beautiful, call the Litter Hotline at 954-474-1835 or email Litterprevention@broward.org or like us on Facebook.