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Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful

Recycle, reuse, replant. It’s an easy way to remember the goals of Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful (KPSLB), along with its efforts to bring the community together to protect and preserve the environment.

Taking its lead from Keep Florida Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful, Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful’s mission is "to improve our quality of life through education, beautification, and litter control by empowering individuals to take greater responsibility for their community."

The KPSLB Committee, an advisory board for the City Council, addresses issues that relate to the physical and visual aspects of our community’s environment and shows individuals how they can personally and directly impact that environment through their own actions.

The KPSLB Committee plans various public events to build environmental awareness and encourage volunteer efforts for litter pick-up, landscape beautification, and the proper disposal of household chemicals. The KPSLB Committee consists of 10 volunteer members, one coordinator and one part-time administrative assistant.

Our Mission

EngagingĀ individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments.

Guiding Principles

As a recognized leader in community improvement, Keep America Beautiful is guided by these principles:

  • Education: This is the key to encouraging positive behaviors toward community improvement
  • Individual Responsibility: Improving communities, their environment, and quality of life all begins with personal responsibility—individuals becoming more engaged as citizens and stewards of the environment
  • Public-Private Partnerships: Broad-based community alliances are essential to achieve sustainable community improvement
  • Volunteer Action: By engaging volunteers we extend the reach of our education and multiply the impact of our actions

Applying these principles

KPSLB puts these principles into action in the following ways:

  • Litter prevention (Adopt-a-Street program, Clean-Up Day, litter hotline)
  • Beautification and community improvement; tree plantings, including a tree-canopy assessment and master tree-planting plan; tree give-aways; local television programming
  • Minimizing the impacts of waste on the community (Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day); and recycling efforts
  • Minimizing the impacts of waste on water quality in lakes, wetlands and rivers (also results of Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day and anti-litter campaigns)

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