Don your gloves, shades and sunscreen – it’s time for the 2016 International Coastal Cleanup! Join the world’s largest volunteer ocean and waterways cleanup to help us turn the tide on trash.
Saturday, October 1 from 9:00 a.m. to noon
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
- Historic Wares Creek at Bradenton Woman’s Club, 1705 Manatee Ave. W.
- F.I.S.H. Preserve, 11601 Cortez Rd. W.
North Manatee County:
- Terra Ceia Bay with Wildlife Rescue Service of Florida on U.S. 19 at northwest corner of bridge by Sea Hut’s Crab Trap
Rivers (requires use of canoes or kayaks):
- 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
- RE-SCHEDULED TO 10/22/16: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (941) 795-8272. Thank you for helping beautify Manatee County. See you at the cleanup!
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 19, 2016
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 Event Flyer and Registration Form to register by November 7.
We will send you an invoice in January 2017.
Free Form or Wildlife
Elementary-Middle School or High School-Adult
$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 17 and 18 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Sponsor opportunities are now available for Keep Manatee Beautiful’s 19th Annual Awards Celebration! The celebration will be held on September 15 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the IMG Academy Golf Club. In addition to the awards presentations, guests and sponsors will enjoy a keynote address, live tropical music, dinner and a cash bar.
Keep Manatee Beautiful holds the annual celebration to honor those who demonstrate community leadership through their contributions to litter prevention, beautification and environmental improvement in Manatee County. Awards will be presented for public service, recycling, landscaping image and green schools, and are based on nominations that span more than 20 categories, from individuals to small businesses and more.
Sponsors are a vital part of the celebration’s success, not only through their generosity, but also because their attendance helps raise community awareness of and participation in environmental stewardship. Several sponsor levels are available, from Bronze ($250) to Emerald ($1,500). All sponsorships include event seating and a name or logo in the event program, depending on the sponsor level. Exclusive benefits for Emerald sponsors are the opportunity to briefly speak at the podium and placement of their logo on the awards.
Superintendent Diana Greene will deliver this year’s keynote address on the “School District of Manatee County’s Involvement to Keep Manatee Beautiful”.
Sponsor opportunities are limited, and the commitment form must be received no later than August 31, 2016, for inclusion in the celebration’s promotional materials. Please complete and mail, e-mail or fax your form to Keep Manatee Beautiful today to sponsor this exciting event!
This year’s Keep Manatee Beautiful Golf Tournament on June 3 at Tara Golf & Country Club raised $13,547. The proceeds will be used to promote community awareness and involvement in litter prevention, recycling and beautification throughout Manatee County. As the community looks better, everybody benefits economically, environmentally and aesthetically. We thank the following sponsors who fulfilled their roles in being part of the change to beautify our community’s image!
The 2017 Golf Tournament is Friday, June 2. To be involved, e-mail email@example.com or call (941) 795-8272.
Bilfinger Industrial Services
Bright House Networks
Milton J. Wood Company
Peace River Electric Cooperative
Mulligan Stick Sponsors
Michelin North America
Friday, June 3, 2016
Tara Golf & Country Club
6602 Drewry’s Bluff
Bradenton, FL 34203
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
- 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
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.