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Local Groups, Businesses, Students and Organizations Help Keep Clearwater Beautiful

4/10/2013 1:11:08 PM

Contact: Krystie Schmidt

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 10, 2013

Contact: Krystal Epperson

(727) 562-4803

Local Groups, Businesses, Students and Organizations Help Keep Clearwater Beautiful

CLEARWATER, Fla. – The City of Clearwater hosted several cleanup projects throughout the months of January, February and March. Here is a list of projects that have been completed. With the help of volunteers, Clearwater continues to look beautiful for both residents and visitors.

• Girl Scout Troop #222 helped to rid Moccasin Lake Nature Park of invasive Air Potato plants on Saturday, Jan. 12.

• A group from the company Krames Staywell, visiting Clearwater for a conference, helped clean up some areas of Clearwater Beach on Friday, Jan. 25.

• The Edgewater Drive Neighbors held an invasive plant clean up in Edgewater Drive Park on Saturday, Feb. 2.

• Transitions Optical helped spruce up the Eddie C. Moore Complex, in anticipation of the USF Series Softball Tournament, on Thursday, Feb. 14.

• Members from the Enterprise Dog Park Ambassadors group spread out new shell along the trails at the Enterprise Dog Park on Friday, Feb. 22.

• Youth from Heritage United Methodist Church helped prepare the area behind Clearwater City Hall for future plantings on Saturday, Feb. 23.

• The Top Ladies group helped clean up trash and debris from their adopted area, Ross Norton Recreation Center and playground on Saturday, Feb. 23.

• Members from AmeriCorps Clearwater cleaned debris and trash from the Courtney Campbell Causeway on Wednesday, March 6.

• Families for a Better Community worked to remove old irrigation pipes and helped with a planting in Northwoods Park on Saturday, March 9.

• St. Petersburg College Ethics Institute students helped City of Clearwater staff clean out invasive Brazilian pepper plants at Cooper’s Bayou Park on Saturday, March 23.

• St. Petersburg College/St. Pete Collegiate High School National Honor Society students from the Gibbs campus spent three Saturdays, March 16, 23 and 28 removing invasive plants from Moccasin Lake Nature Park.

The City of Clearwater is continuously 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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