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MARTIN COUNTY --
Keep Martin Beautiful has developed a program to recognize and reward outstanding efforts to prevent and reduce litter, promote recycling and revitalize communities in the county.
Every year, Keep Martin Beautiful hosts the Environmental Stewardship awards to honor community members who are focused on community beautification, revitalization and environmental awareness.
The 2013 fundraiser and awards ceremony will take place on Feb. 6 at Piper's Landing Yacht & Country Club in Palm City.
Nominations are currently being accepted from individuals, businesses, school groups, civic and nonprofit groups, and government agencies that have gone above and beyond in their efforts to beautify Martin County through green projects and initiatives.
Nomination forms are available at www.keepmartinbeautiful.org. There is no fee to submit a nomination and the deadline for nominations is Dec. 5.
Areas of focus include:
o Litter and marine debris prevention, reduction and removal activities.
o Recycling programs and activities that increase recycling, promote the use of recycled materials or reuse materials.
o Beautification and restoration landscaping improvements, community gardens, native species replanting, exotic removals and volunteer park maintenance.
oNeighborhood revitalization community improvement efforts, such as murals, graffiti removal, repainting or restoration of buildings, signage and other structures.
oInnovative projects green building, energy efficiency and other environmental initiatives that do not fall into one of the other categories.
"Last year we received more than 50 nominations and we're hoping to increase that number this year," said Rhonda Irons, KMB board president.
"Our community is full of leaders that have taken the initiative to beautify and improve our environment and the Environmental Stewardship awards is an event where we can praise these leaders for their hard work that benefits the community as a whole."
While sponsorships can be secured on an event-by-event basis, organizations are encouraged to take advantage of KMB's "triple decker" discounted sponsorship opportunity by supporting all three KMB signature events: the Environmental Stewardship awards, the Great American Cleanup and the International Coastal Cleanup.
For more information, call (772) 781-1222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.