Outstanding volunteer group awards
n Adopt-A-Highway Program: George F. Young Inc. adopted 1.5 miles of U.S. Business 41 from Green Bridge heading south and has done cleanups since 1993.
n Adopt-A-Road Program: Southeast Residents Association has adopted 1.25 miles of Ninth Street East and Pride Community Park since 1993. This year they added trees along Ninth Street East for National Arbor Day.
n Adopt-A-Shore Program: HandsOn Manatee – The ManaTEEN Club has been cleaning one-half mile of gulf shoreline at Coquina Public Beach since 1997. In addition, the club volunteered in 2009 and 2010 in the Cigarette Litter Prevention Program doing cigarette litter scans.
n Storm drain stenciling: The Boys & Girls Club of Manatee County De Soto Unit marked 244 storm drains with the message “Dump No Waste – Protect Your Water” on roads in Kingston Groves, Oakwood Village, Holiday Heights, Cortez Gardens, and on Cortez Road.
Leave Your Mark Keep America Beautiful School of the Year awards
n Elementary School: Daughtrey Preparatory School of Arts and Sciences
n Middle School: Lincoln Middle School
n High School: Southeast High School
n Small Business: City of Bradenton Recycling Division
n Large Business: United States Postal Service in Manatee County and Waste Pro
n Adult Organization: State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota
n Youth Organization: Sugg Middle School
n Individual: Hannah Morse
n Small Business: The Olive Branch Hair Studio
n Large Business: Crowder Brothers at Lakewood Ranch
n Public Open Spaces: Town of Longboat Key in partnership with the Florida Dept. of Transportation District 1 for Gulf of Mexico Drive
n Public Building: Southeast High School
n Neighborhood Community: Central Park Neal Communities Neal Communities
n Multi-Family Community: Cascades at Sarasota
Public service awards
n Outstanding personal contribution: Clyde Sandidge
n Law Enforcement Agency: Manatee County Offender Work Program
n Business and Industry Partnership:
n Small Business: Traci Keychain Advertising Specialties
n Large Business: Florida Power & Light Company and WilsonMiller Stantec
n Community Organizations: Hernando DeSoto Historical Society and Old Braden River Historical Society
n Government Partnership: Nolan Middle School
n Media Community Relations: Metro Systems
n Youth Volunteers: Southeast High School Seminole Pride and Gene Witt Elementary School