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22nd Annual Keep Manatee Beautiful Golf Tournament – June 3

Friday, June 3, 2016

Tara Golf & Country Club

6602 Drewry’s Bluff
Bradenton, FL 34203
941-758-7961
www.taragcc.com

 

Keep Manatee Beautiful is gearing up for our 22nd Annual Golf Tournament – our primary fundraiser for the year.  Get ready to have fun while helping Keep Manatee Beautiful! 

Attire: Collared shirt, no denim, soft spikes only
Format: Four-Person, Best-Ball Scramble
Deadline for Entry: May 15, 2016
Entry Fee includes: Greens fee, cart, range balls, team photo, goody bag, snacks and awards presentation

Contests Include

  • Low Gross & Runner-Up
  • Low Net & Runner-Up
  • Closest to the Pin/Longest Drive Men’s & Women’s
  • Putting Contest
  • Dice Roll

Golf Tournament Schedule

7:30 a.m. – Registration Begins, Complimentary Range Balls, Buy Mulligans/Raffle Tickets, Putt for Prizes
8:30 a.m. – Shotgun Start & Contests, Team Photos on Hole #9
12:30 p.m. – Awards with Snacks, Cash Bar, Raffle Prizes and Silent Auction

Registration Information

To register for play or to be a sponsor by May 15, 2016  please complete the Golf Entry Form Brochure 2016 and make payment on our website or by mail to:

Keep Manatee Beautiful, Inc.
P.O. Box 14426
Bradenton, FL 34280

Proceeds Make Visible Environmental Enhancements

Keep Manatee Beautiful, a nonprofit organization and local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, is dedicated to promoting community awareness and involvement in litter prevention, recycling and beautification throughout Manatee County.

Keep Manatee Beautiful’s team of more than 10,000 volunteers is making visible improvements to the environmental quality of Manatee County’s public spaces – planting trees and landscaping, creating and enhancing parks, ridding litter from roads, shores and neighborhoods, removing graffiti and providing pollution prevention education to bus users, motorists, beach goers, boaters and anglers.

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2016 National Arbor Day on April 29

Citizens are invited to tree plantings planned for National Arbor Day on Friday, April 29. These tree plantings events will recognize the value of trees to the 165 communities from Florida and thousands nationwide that are a Tree City/County USA.

Locally, Tree City USAs include Anna Maria, Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, Palmetto, and Manatee County as a Tree County USA. To become a Tree City/County USA, governments meet the following four requirements set by the National Arbor Day Foundation: a community must have a tree care ordinance, a legal tree governing body, a comprehensive urban forestry program and an Arbor Day observance.

9:00 a.m.
The City of Anna Maria and Manatee County Government will complete the tree enhancement plan for Bayfront Park’s pavilion area at 316 N. Bay Blvd. by planting two green buttonwoods and three gumbo limbos. The trees were paid for by Keep Manatee Beautiful, and its donations from Osceola Chapter NSDAR and Women of Manatee County Republican Club.

10:00 a.m.
The City of Holmes Beach Parks and Beautification Committee will be planting a Silver Buttonwood at the west end of 37th Street at the beach paid for by a donation to Keep Manatee Beautiful from Modern Woodmen of America.

11:00 a.m.
The City of Bradenton Beach will be celebrating at City Park at gulfside of Bradenton Beach City Hall at 107 Gulf Drive N. where two Geiger trees will be planted.

12:00 p.m.
Manatee County Government and Keep Manatee Beautiful will unveil the Welcome Sign Enhancements on the Tamiami Trail Scenic Highway. The unveiling will begin at 12:00 p.m. at the Welcome Sign located by the Sarasota Manatee Airport. Parking is available north of the Welcome Sign at Urban Auto Exchange, 8451 N. Tamiami Trail.

1:00 p.m.
The City of Bradenton will enhance at Norma Lloyd Park. Red maple and Southern slash pine trees will be planted this day along the walking trail south of the baseball fields. Parking is available at the 13th Avenue Dream Center, 922 24th St. E.

2:00 p.m.
The City of Palmetto will be adding tree canopy to Hydrant Park at 1225 14th Ave. W. with the planting of a Red Maple (Florida Flame). Parking is available at the North River Fire Department’s parking lot next to the park.

 

Now Accepting Nominations for 2016 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 the beautification of Manatee County.  Nomination forms must be postmarked or e-mailed to keep@manateebeautiful.com by June 30, 2016.

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

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 with the speaker to be announced in April.  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.

Spring 2016 Events Include Make Every Day Earth Day Exhibits & Great American Cleanup

KMB Earth Day Exhibits at De Soto Heritage Festival SeaFood Fest

Saturday & Sunday, April 2 & 3, Noon to 6:00 p.m.
10th Avenue West in Downtown Palmetto
Learn from the experts how to reduce waste, use water wisely, protect our natural resources and improve our urban forest. Bring the whole family for giveaways and activities to help keep Manatee County beautiful.
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Great American Cleanup – Manatee County

Saturday, April 16, 9 a.m. to Noon
Adopt-A-Highway, Road or Shore groups will be doing cleanups at their sites in Manatee County.  Other volunteers can do cleanups by checking in at 9 a.m. at:

  • Anna Maria City Hall at 10005 Gulf Dr.
  • Kingfish Boat Ramp on S.R. 64 W., west of drawbridge in Holmes Beach
  • F.I.S.H. Preserve at 11601 Cortez Road W.
  • Terra Ceia on U.S. 19 at northwest corner of bridge by Sea Hut’s Crab Trap I
  • Ray’s Canoe Hideaway at 1289 Hagle Park Rd. off Upper Manatee River
    Road – free boat launch & use of canoes on a first-come, first-serve basis to
    clean river
  • Historic Wares Creek at Bradenton Woman’s Club, 1705 Manatee Ave. W.
  • Old Braden River Historical Society at King Ranch Manatee,
    4630 60th St. E., Bradenton – bring your canoe, kayak or power boat to clean river
  • Palmetto City Hall at 518 8th Ave. W.
  • Palmetto will also have trash drop off sites at three sites: 17th Street Park, 6th Street West between 10th & 11th Avenues in Sutton Park, 10th Street West & 5th Avenue West.

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2016 Florida Arbor Day on January 15

logos arbor dayKeep Manatee Beautiful wishes you a – Happy Arbor Day!  Trees have always played a crucial role in the long-term health, beauty and vitality of any thriving community. Enlarging our urban forest at public buildings, parks, preserves as well as on gateways and neighborhoods creates a positive impression reflective of the overall community’s quality of life, and is beneficial to residents and visitors alike.

Florida Arbor Day observances on today’s official date of Friday, January 15 included:

The City of Bradenton and Manatee County Government celebrated by honoring Chips Shore at the Manatee County Courthouse Square’s grand gumbo limbo on the northeast corner of 1115 Manatee Avenue West.
ArborDay Florida 2016 Cynthia & Carol Shore at Chips Shore grand gumbo limbo  ArborDay Florida 2016 Senior Forester Eric Strickland reading proclamation in honor of Chips Shore

The City of Holmes Beach Parks & ArborDay Florida 2016 City of Holmes BeachBeautification Committee planted one pond cypress tree to compliment the other three at Holmes Beach City Hall at 5801 Marina Drive donated by Keep Manatee Beautiful.

The City of Palmetto and Keep Manatee Beautiful planted a live oak donated by Turner Tree & Landscape to celebrate the “Fair of the Century” at the Manatee County Fairgrounds, 1402 14th Ave. W. in Palmetto, on the north end of the fairgrounds near the entertainment tent area.

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The observances described above recognize the value of trees to the 164 communities from Florida and more than 3,400 communities nationwide that are currently a Tree City USA. The many benefits of being a Tree City include creating a framework for action, education, a positive public image, and citizen pride.Tree City USA logo color

Locally, Tree City USAs include Anna Maria, Bradenton, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, Palmetto, and Manatee County as a Tree County USA. To become a Tree City/County USA, governments meet the following four requirements set by the National Arbor Day Foundation: a community must have a tree care ordinance, a legal tree governing body, a comprehensive urban forestry program and an Arbor Day observance.