• Sarasota County earns Keep America Beautiful President’s Circle Award 

    SARASOTA COUNTY – Sarasota County has earned the Keep America Beautiful President’s Circle Award for the 14th year, a designation that recognizes exemplary performance by certified communities in creating clean, green and beautiful communities.

    Established in 1953, Keep America Beautiful consists of a network of 620 community-based affiliates whose programs, initiatives and efforts, which are supported by millions of volunteers, help transform public spaces into beautiful places. Earning the President’s Circle Award means a community has worked to end littering, improve recycling and to continually strives to beautify their neighborhoods. 

    “It’s not only an honor to earn this distinguished award for the 14th year, but its an honor to work with so many talented and passionate volunteers each and every year,” said Wendi Crisp, program coordinator for Keep Sarasota County Beautiful. “This award is a testament to their dedication, and all of the hard work it takes to keep our community clean and litter free.”

    According to Keep America Beautiful Chief Operating Officer Becky Lyons, one of the organization’s most effective tools is the network of affiliate organizations like Sarasota County, and the grassroots efforts of all the volunteers who strive to keep their neighborhoods clean. 

    “Our affiliates are providing real solutions that help create communities that are socially connected, environmentally healthy and economically sound,” Lyons added. 

    To learn more about Keep Sarasota County Beautiful and the many volunteer opportunities, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000, or visit www.scgov.net.