Thank You to 2017 SandBlast Sponsors & Teams!

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Keep Manatee Beautiful thanks our sponsors and teams who sandblasted to support our programs and events that make visible differences to our community properties that improves people’s quality of life on Anna Maria Island and all of Manatee County through litter cleanup, landscaping and more.

This fun family event also celebrated America Recycles Day, the only nationally recognized day (officially on Nov. 15) dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and to buy recycled products, so as to create a better natural environment.

Free Form Category – High School-Adult Div.

1st Place
Team – PHS Tigers Create
Sponsor – Waste Management
Sculpture Name – Dragons Lair

Runner-up
Team – MHS Art Club
Sponsor – The Anna Maria Islander
Sculpture Name – Hurricane Damage

Wildlife Category – High School-Adult Div.

1st Place
Team – Bradenton Christian HS Art Honor Society
Sponsor – Linger Longer
Sculpture Name – 3 Little Pigs

Runner-up
Team – Southeast HS VPA Academy
Sponsor – Florida Power and Light Company
Sculpture Name – Gecko Love

Wildlife Category – Elementary-Middle School Div.

1st Place
Team – Oneco N.U.B.S
Sponsor – Innovate Florida
Sculpture Name – Earth is one in a Minion

Runner-up
Team – Lincoln Memorial Middle School
Sponsor – Mosaic
Sculpture Name – Gnarly Abe the Living Tree

Free Form High School-Adult Div. First Place – Dragons Lair, Palmetto High School Tigers Create

Free Form High School-Adult Div. Runner-up – Hurricane Damage, Manatee High School Art Club

Wildlife Category High School-Adult Div. First Place – Three Little Pigs, Bradenton Christian High School Art Honor Society

Wildlife Category High School-Adult Div. Runner-up – Gecko Love, Southeast High School VPA

Wildlife Category Elem.-Middle School Div. First Place – Earth is One in a Minion, Oneco N.U.B.S.

Wildlife Catagory Elem.-Middle School Div. Runner-up – Gnarly Abe the Living Tree, Lincoln Memorial Middle School

Veterans Day Sand Sculpture

 

2017 America Recycles Day at SandBlast

Assemble your team of sculptors – it’s a fun-raiser for
KEEP MANATEE BEAUTIFUL
a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting community awareness and involvement
in litter prevention, recycling and beautification throughout Manatee County.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, Florida
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Sand Sculpting Contest

Check-in 8 a.m.
Sculpting 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Judging 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Awards 2 p.m.

Beverages & Snack Bags Provided!  Lots of Awards!  Great Family Fun In the Sun!
Download the Entry Form to register by October 31.
We will send you an invoice in January 2018.

Sand Themes

Free Form or Wildlife

Southeast HS VPA2nd Nautical Manatee HS Anchor

Divisions

Elementary-Middle School or High School-Adult

Sand Plots

$300 entry fee with up to 15 members per team. Collect $20 from each team member to pay the entry fee, OR contact a local business or organization and ask them to sponsor your team. If you need help with finding a sponsor, call Keep Manatee Beautiful.

Each 15′ x 15′ plot will be mounded with sand prior to the event.
Bring spades, shovels, buckets and trowels to create your winning sculpture.

Free Sand Sculpting Clinics

Learn the “Tips, Tricks and Techniques” of sand sculpture taught by master sculptors Team Sandtastic on Thursday and Friday, November 2 and 3 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Sand Pro Recycling

Team Sandtastic Music Sculpture (348x412)

2017 Awards Celebration now on September 26

The celebration recognizes exceptional efforts in litter prevention, recycling and beautification throughout Manatee County.

More than 20 nomination categories will be awarded and include schools, neighborhood communities, individuals, youth organizations, media, businesses, governments and law enforcement agencies.  At the Awards Celebration re-scheduled to be on September 26, 2017, awards will be presented for public service, recycling, landscaping image, green schools and outstanding volunteerism.

The annual celebration honors award recipients with an enjoyable evening that includes dinner and a cash bar held at the IMG Academy Golf Club.  In addition to the awards presentations, the highlight of the evening is a keynote address from Mayor Shirley Groover Bryant about her “Passion for Palmetto”.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with the celebration’s sponsors, who join Keep Manatee Beautiful in recognizing the award recipients.

People have shown appreciation for others by nominating a special someone or group for going above and beyond for an award.  The recognition fosters goodwill and the continued participation of those who give of themselves to help keep our community and environment beautiful and safe.

Please RSVP, if planning to attend.  Payment can be made in September at the Awards Celebration or online. For more information, e-mail us at keep@manateebeautiful.com or call (941) 795-8272.

Turn the Tide on Trash at the 2017 International Coastal Cleanup on October 7

International Coastal Cleanup logo Don your gloves, shades and sunscreen – it’s time for the 2017 International Coastal Cleanup, so click here to print the flyer!  Join the world’s largest volunteer ocean and waterways cleanup to help us turn the tide on trash.

When
Saturday, October 7 from 9:00 a.m. to noon

Where
Adopt-A-Highway, Road and Shore groups will clean their adopted sites.  All other volunteers can participate at the following locations:

Anna Maria Island:

  • Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Dr.
  • Holmes Beach – Kingfish Boat Ramp, S.R. 64 W., west of drawbridge

Bradenton:

  • Historic Wares Creek at Bradenton Woman’s Club, 1705 Manatee Ave. W.

Cortez:

  • F.I.S.H. Preserve, 11601 Cortez Rd. W.

Rivers (requires use of canoes or kayaks):

  • CANCELED DUE TO DAMAGE:  Ray’s Canoe Hideaway, 1289 Hagle Park Rd. off Upper Manatee River Road – free boat launch & canoes on a first-come, first-service basis to clean this river
  • Old Braden River Historical Society, Jiggs’ Landing, intersection of Braden River Road and Linger Lodge Road – bring your own canoe, kayak or power boat to clean this river

What to bring
Please wear closed-toe shoes and bring your own gloves and sunscreen.  We also recommend hats and sunglasses.  We will provide trash bags and drinks. For more information, e-mail us at keep@manateebeautiful.com or call (941) 795-8272. Thank you for helping beautify Manatee County.  See you at the cleanup!

Now Accepting Nominations for 2017 Awards Celebration – Due by June 30

Keep Manatee Beautiful is now accepting nominations for honorees of its 2016 Awards Celebration!  The celebration recognizes exceptional volunteer efforts in litter prevention, recycling and beautification throughout Manatee County.  Nomination forms must be postmarked or e-mailed to keep@manateebeautiful.com by June 30, 2017.

More than 20 nomination categories are available and include schools, neighborhood communities, individuals, youth organizations, media, businesses, governments and environmental law compliance.  At the Awards Celebration on September 15, 2016, awards will be presented for public service, recycling, landscaping image, green schools and outstanding volunteerism.

The annual celebration honors award recipients with an enjoyable evening that includes live tropical music, dinner and a cash bar held at the IMG Academy Golf Club.  In addition to the awards presentations, the highlight of the evening is a keynote address from a surprise speaker.   Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with the celebration’s sponsors, who join Keep Manatee Beautiful in recognizing the award recipients.

Keep Manatee Beautiful encourages people to show appreciation for others by nominating them for an award.  Now is the time to speak up and nominate that special someone or group for going above and beyond!  The recognition fosters goodwill and the continued participation of those who give of themselves to help keep our community and environment beautiful and safe.

Complete details are available on the nomination form.  For more information, e-mail us at keep@manateebeautiful.com or call (941) 795-8272.

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