The Anna Maria Island Sun Newspaper

Vol. 16 No. 47 - September 21, 2016


Island receives Keep Manatee Beautiful awards

Anna Maria Island Sun News Story


Holmes Beach Building Official Jim McGuinness accepts
the city's award.


At Keep Manatee Beautiful's 19th annual awards ceremony on Sept. 15 at IMG Academy Golf Club, local businesses, governmental agencies, neighborhoods, organizations and citizens were recognized for demonstrating leadership by surpassing the norm in being stewards of Manatee County's natural resources.

Island cities and local businesses received the following awards:

• Outstanding Volunteer Group Award: the city of Holmes Beach for marking 165 storm drains out of 615 in 2016;

• Recycling Award, Small Business: Historic Green Village, Anna Maria;

• Public Service Award, Government Partnership: the city of Bradenton Beach, which recently adopted its land development code/landscaping regulations along with a grand tree provision. It also, created two public beach access parks – City Park and John Chappie Park.

In addition, the on-going efforts of the Scenic W.A.V.E.S. Committee is dedicated to the health and vitality of the citizenry and industry of Bradenton Beach. This committee advises on the city's designations of Bradenton Beach Scenic Highway along Gulf Drive, Tree City USA and Waterfronts Florida.

• Landscaping Image Award, Neighborhood Communities: Harbor Isle on Anna Maria Sound.

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