Keep Pinellas Beautiful Earns Keep Florida Beautiful “Leading the Way” Award

Photo caption: Photo left to right: Program Managers- Amanda Muzaurieta, Megan Jackson, Executive Director Pat DePlasco, Program Director-Stephanie Lawler-Ellington, Program Manager- Sydne Spinella

Keep Florida Beautiful (KFB), the Keep America Beautiful State Affiliate and nonprofit organization held its annual Awards Recognition Ceremony in Bonita Springs on June 5. KFB honored its top affiliates and businesses for their efforts to keep Florida clean, green, and beautiful. The award winners were instrumental in organizing community improvement initiatives such as neighborhood and highway cleanups, increasing waste reduction efforts and hosting beautification projects. KFB presented Keep Pinellas Beautiful (KPB), with the Leading the Way Award for being out in-front of the 43 Florida KAB Affiliates. Their efforts excelled in environmental education and piloting new initiatives to increase environmental awareness and impact.

“Since 2015, Keep Pinellas Beautiful has seen a marked growth in the participation of our community improvement initiatives which demonstrates that KPB’s message and mission are taking root and revitalizing our communities. KPB focuses on the development and implementation of culture changing programs and projects with the goal of creating a culture of environmentally responsible citizens. We educate, engage, and empower our residents, providing them with the knowledge, determination, and confidence to lead and facilitate future environmental preservation actions on their own. Citizens, nonprofits, businesses, governmental agencies are combining resources to improve the quality of life of our local communities. We are demonstrating that by working together, we can Keep America Beautiful!” said Pat DePlasco, Executive Director, Keep Pinellas Beautiful.

“We inspire and educate people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment.”

About Keep Pinellas Beautiful

Keep Florida Beautiful is under the Keep America Beautiful umbrella. It consists of over 40 affiliates from the Panhandle to the Keys with more than 200,000 volunteers across the state. The volunteers work to remove litter from our roads and waterways as well as provide beautification programs and encourage waste reduction. KFB receives funding from the Florida Department of Transportation’s DRIVE IT HOME – Keep Our Paradise Litter Free Campaign to complete successful events across the state. Visit or contact us at 727-533-0402 or


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