Keep Martin Beautiful seeks nominees for the 2019 Environmental Stewardship Awards
By: Tiffany Smith, Special to TCPalm
Do you know someone who is quietly making a difference to help our environment but receives no recognition? Has your youth or civic group been involved in a beautification project? Does your business provide a product or service that improves the health of our river or conserves water or energy?
Now is your opportunity to recognize them — or even give yourself some credit!
Keep Martin Beautiful, a volunteer-based nonprofit organization, is seeking nominations for individuals, businesses, civic and nonprofit groups, and government agencies that are improving our local environment and quality of life.
Areas of focus include: community and neighborhood revitalization; litter and marine debris removal; recycling programs; river advocacy; innovation and stewardship; youth engagement and education.
Projects and activities must have occurred in 2018.
“Keep Martin Beautiful was founded 25 years ago and we’ve seen a lot of changes in Martin County since the 1990s. One thing that has remained constant is the devotion of our community to protecting and improving our natural environment,” said Craig Ahal, president of Keep Martin Beautiful’s board of directors.