30th Anniversary of Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Commission
February 07, 2013 - February 07, 2013
6 to 7:30 p.m.
City Hall - St. James, Atrium
117 West Duval Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
The Keep Jacksonville Beautiful (KJB) Commission will host an educational fundraiser to honor Florida Times-Union columnist Ron Littlepage for his work to promote a cleaner environment. The event will also recognize site captains, sponsors, volunteers, partners and organizations for their efforts to beautify Jacksonville during KJB events last year.
Mr. Littlepage will be presented with the Jake Godbold Award, which is presented to individuals for their environmental achievements. Jake Godbold, former Jacksonville mayor and founder of Keep Jacksonville Beautiful, will be a special guest at the event.
Admission to the event is free, and it is being sponsored by Hubbard Construction Company and DBi Services. Food for the event is being donated by Burrito Gallery, Indochine and Pho A Noodle Bar restaurants.
A silent auction, live music and refreshments are also planned. Proceeds from the silent auction will support the activities and programs sponsored by Keep Jacksonville Beautiful.
The commission is comprised of representatives from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors appointed by the mayor of Jacksonville. An affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, KJB was created in 1983 to support community beautification, enhance community pride and improve the quality of life in Jacksonville through provision of outreach and educational activities and programming.
Among its major activities are the annual St. Johns River Celebration Cleanup, the International Coastal Cleanup, America Recycles Day and the Right Whale Festival Cleanup. Programs include the Adopt-A-Road program and the Clean Business Program, which encourages local businesses to maintain the visual vitality of their properties.
In 2012, 7,266 volunteers picked up 125,280 pounds of trash, improving Jacksonville’s visual vitality and making it a more attractive place to live and do business. Additionally, KJB provided 103 presentations, reaching more than 8,200 adults and children with the anti-litter, recycling and beautification message.