SARASOTA COUNTY – Keep Sarasota County Beautiful, a program managed by Sarasota County’s Solid Waste Department, recently earned the President’s Circle Award from Keep America Beautiful (KAB), an honor that recognizes the county’s ongoing efforts to keep public spaces clean and litter-free.
Established in 1987, Keep Sarasota County Beautiful (KSCB) is one of 600 KAB affiliates nationwide that inspires and educates the community to take action every day to beautify and protect the natural environment.
According to KSCB Executive Director Wendi Crisp, the program’s success is due to the hundreds of volunteers who work hard every year to make their community a better place.
“Volunteers are the backbone of our program. They take pride in their community, and the president’s award reflects their dedication, passion and hard work,” Crisp added.
As part of their efforts, KSCB hosts three county-wide cleanups throughout the year, including the Great American Cleanup, Liberty Litter Cleanup and International Coastal Cleanup and coordinates efforts with Sarasota County’s local adopt-a-road program.
Nationwide, the Great American Cleanup engages more than five million volunteers every year, and serves as the nation’s largest community improvement program. Locally, the cleanup will take place 8-11 a.m., Saturday, April 13, at locations throughout Sarasota County.
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