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Keep Lake Beautiful earns national honor

RELEASE DATE: February 2, 2017

  TAVARES—Keep America Beautiful presented Keep Lake Beautiful with its President’s Circle Award recognition at the organization’s National Conference in Washington, D.C. The President’s Circle Award recognizes exemplary performance by certified affiliates of the national nonprofit in creating clean, green and beautiful communities.

            Keep Lake Beautiful (KLB), whose mission is to beautify Lake County by engaging the community, celebrated its one-year anniversary in September. Since its launch, Keep Lake Beautiful has hosted or partnered on nearly 20 projects including community and waterway cleanups, roadside litter pickups, neighborhood and school beautification events, tree plantings and household hazardous waste drop-offs. Last year alone, 365 KLB volunteers dedicated more than 1,252 hours collecting more than 30,900 pounds of litter and 2,600 pounds of recyclables.

In qualifying for a President’s Circle Award, KLB has met Keep America Beautiful’s standards of merit by conducting an annual Community Appearance Index, calculating the affiliate’s cost/benefit ratio, and administering activities in the areas of ending littering, improving recycling and beautifying Lake County.

            “One of Keep America Beautiful’s most effective tools is the work of our grassroots network of affiliate organizations, which has an impact on millions of Americans each year,” said Keep America Beautiful COO Becky Lyons. “Our affiliates are providing real solutions that help create communities that are socially connected, environmentally healthy and economically sound.”

Established in 1953, Keep America Beautiful consists of a national network of more than 620 community-based affiliates whose programs, initiatives and efforts, supported by millions of volunteers, help transform public spaces into beautiful places.

To register as a volunteer or to become a sponsor of future events in Lake County, visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/KLB or contact Keep Lake Beautiful Coordinator Will Dawson at 352-742-3950.

           

 

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