Bradenton – On October 8th, from 4 – 5:00pm, Realize Bradenton and the Florida Department of Health in Manatee County (DOH-Manatee) will partner together on a beautification project at the Riverwalk Park in downtown Bradenton.
The goal of the project is to help maintain the Riverwalk Park, promoting its use among residents and visitors. “Realize Bradenton and DOH-Manatee share a common purpose of supporting a healthy, vibrant community,” says Johnette Isham, Director of Realize Bradenton.
“The Riverwalk Park provides a wonderful opportunity for physical activity,” continues Dr. Jennifer Bencie, DOH-Manatee Administrator. “We are excited to partner with Realize Bradenton to keep this park beautiful so our community may continue to enjoy the park and stay fit!”
This beautification project is part of Florida Health Cleans Up!, a venture of Healthiest Weight Florida, a public-private collaboration bringing together state agencies, not-for-profit organizations, businesses and entire communities to help Florida’s children and adults make consistent, informed choices about healthy eating and active living. The Department’s goal is to encourage physical activity, and walking while emphasizing how everyday choices affect your health and environment.
More than 1,060 Department of Health employees around the state have formed 71 teams to regularly participate in a variety of clean-up activities. Through this initiative, 120 linear miles will be cleaned including 17.5 miles of state highway, 25.43 miles of city streets, 12.75 miles of trails, 178.5 acres of parks, and 34.25 miles of shoreline.
More information about Healthiest Weight Florida and Florida Health Cleans Up! is available at www.HealthiestWeightFL.com.