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Great American Clean Up

posted Mar 2, 2011, 6:12 AM by Ryan Anderson
Dear Friends, please pass this on as it is crucial to get the groups, names and numbers together.  THANKS!  Please get the flyers out to local businesses!

As you know we have the Great American Clean Up coming in April 16th and advanced planning is crucial to its success.

Please see chain of email below and attached:  Please email me direct at this email or [email protected] if you have a group that wants to volunteer in the City of Lake Worth, If your are planning your own neighborhood participation and the number of volunteers you will have.  Again its very important to get the numbers together and locations in advance for both the organizers and city departments and groups to be coordinated effectively.  For individuals with out a group just send me your name and contact information I will be more than happy to assign you to a group.  BIG THANKS to PBSO D/S Debbie Wilson and the First Tee Children for already signing up!

GAC Site Managers:


I am sending you a press release (see below) and a General Flyer (attached) that you can use to promote the Great American Cleanup with area groups and publications that you think may be interested. In a separate email, I will send you a version of this Flyer that you can modify with your own Site information if you wish.


February 25, 2011

For immediate release:


For further information contact:

Lourdes Ferris, Executive Director

Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful, Inc.

1920 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 210

West Palm Beach, FL  33409

(561) 686-6646

cell (561) 389-7684

FAX (561) 686-6642

[email protected]


Area Residents Encouraged to Join Millions of Volunteers Nationwide 
in Great American Cleanup™ 2011

Looking to make Palm Beach County a cleaner, greener, more livable place? Local non-profit, Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful, Inc. and the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County encourage you to get involved in the 2011 Great American Cleanup™, a national campaign organized by nonprofit Keep America Beautiful.


To usher in Earth Day 2011, the Great American Cleanup will take place in Palm Beach County officially on Saturday, April 16, with some additional dates. Volunteers can visit the Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful website at www.keepPBCbeautiful.orgfor further details and sites or call (561) 686-6646 for more information. Volunteers are encouraged to pre-register by contacting the volunteer coordinator at their chosen location. All supplies will be provided and commemorative t-shirts will be given away to volunteers while supplies last. Community service hours will be given.


Throughout the months of March, April and May, an anticipated 1,200 Keep America Beautiful affiliates and participating organizations nationwide will rally an estimated 3.5 million volunteers to hold litter and debris cleanups on public lands and waterways, host recycling drives, spruce-up community amenities like parks and playgrounds, remove graffiti, plant trees and community gardens, and host many more activities designed to improve the living environments that we all call “home.”


“Volunteers are essential to strengthening our communities, boosting our local economies, and protecting our shared environment,” said Matthew McKenna, president and CEO of Keep America Beautiful. “The Great American Cleanup provides a wonderful opportunity to inspire civic engagement that addresses the very real challenges of our times.”


America’s leading companies and brands support the campaign. The National Sponsors of the 2011 Great American Cleanup are: The Dow Chemical Company; The Glad Products Company; Lowe’s Companies, Inc. through the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation; Nestlé® Pure Life® Purified Water; PepsiCo's Pepsi-Cola and Gatorade companies; The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company; Solo Cup Company; Waste Management.; Troy-Bilt® Lawn and Garden Equipment; Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co.; Promotional Partners, Crescent Art and Framing Products , Miss America Organization, and Owens-Illinois, Inc.; and Educational Partner, Rubber Manufacturers Association. Local Palm Beach County sponsors include Pratt & Whitney, Waste Management, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Publix Super Market Charities, Veolia Environmental Services, Waste Pro, FPL, Brown Distributing, Ed Morse Honda, and Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, Attorneys at Law. 


About Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful, Inc.

Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful, Inc., established in 1988 is a 501(c)(3) volunteer-based non-profit organization which serves as the local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. Its mission is to improve the quality of life in Palm Beach County through litter prevention education, beautification efforts, and environmental stewardship.


About the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County

The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County is the governmental agency responsible for providing an economical and environmentally conscious integrated solid waste management system for Palm Beach County, FL. 


About Keep America Beautiful, Inc.

Keep America Beautiful, Inc., established in 1953, is the nation’s largest volunteer-based community action and education organization. This national nonprofit forms public-private partnerships and programs that engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments. Its signature program, the Great American Cleanup is one of many initiatives that encourage people to care for communities through volunteer participation. 

Proudly serving the Residents
Of Lake Osborne Heights
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(561) 247-3606