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Volunteers Make a Difference in the Community

9/3/2013 1:00:59 PM

Contact: Krytal Epperson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sept. 3, 2013

Contact: Krystal Epperson

(727) 562-4803

City of Clearwater Volunteers Make a Difference in the Community

CLEARWATER, Fla. – City of Clearwater beautification staff and volunteers from the community work together to ensure that Clearwater looks beautiful for both residents and visitors year round. Various projects have taken place throughout the months of April through August. Here is a list of projects that have been completed.

• Delta Sigma Theta helped spruce up their adopted park, Garden Avenue Park on April 13.

• Ruth Eckerd Hall recently adopted Eddie C. Moore Complex 1 – 4. On April 15 they helped to paint some of the dugout areas where the paint had faded.

• The Clearwater Bar Young Lawyers Division along with some individual volunteers helped remove invasive Brazilian pepper from the Cooper’s Bayou Park area on April 27.

• A group from DOGTEK helped to spread shell at Enterprise Dog Park on May 8.

• The Sisters of Melchizedek #8 helped remove invasive plants from their adopted park, Del Oro Park on May 18.

• The Clearwater Beach Association cleaned up trash from the water around the Clearwater Beach Aquatic Center on May 18.

• Families for a Better Community cleaned trash from Clearwater Beach on June 8.

• A group of co-workers from GE Aviations help to pick up trash from underneath the Memorial Causeway Bridge on July 9.

• Edgewater Drive Neighborhood Association helped to remove invasive Brazilian peppers from their adopted park Edgewater Drive Park on July 27.

• Sakile #247 picked up trash surrounding the North Greenwood Recreation Complex on Aug. 3.

• A group from The Krewe of Santa Margarita helped remove invasive Brazilian peppers from Cooper’s Bayou Park on Aug. 10.

• Volunteers from the community, along with members of the Parks and Recreation Beautification staff, cleaned up an abandoned homeless camp on Aug. 24. Together they filled more than 300 bags with trash and debris. Sixty-eight shopping carts were also found. The total weight of the trash collected was 6.13 tons.

The City of Clearwater is always looking for new partners that are interested in beautification projects or the Adopt a Park program. If your business, company or group is looking for an opportunity to help out in the community, call (727) 562-4803 or email Krystal.Epperson@MyClearwater.com.

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