Florida has been known for its clear, sandy-bottomed rivers, streams, lakes, springs, bays and beaches—places of beauty and revitalization that draw visitors from around the globe. Unfortunately, many of the postcard-perfect blue waters that make Florida a tourist mecca are coming up green and choked with nasty, toxic algae. It’s time for Florida to establish limits on the water pollution that threatens families’ health and drinking water. This pollution is poisoning the rivers, lakes and streams that supply the water to kitchen taps. Floridians deserve clean drinking water, not water polluted with sewage, fertilizer and manure runoff.
Adopt A Mile
Adopt-a-Mile is a cooperative partnership between the public/private sector and Pinellas County. It is a program that allows individuals and/or groups* to participate in community involvement through the “adoption” of a one mile section of county road. Participants agree to perform four cleanups a year to remove litter and debris. Road adoptions greatly enhance the appearance of our roads and go a long way to reducing the debris from entering our waterways and polluting the natural habitats of our native wildlife.
Florida Water Coalition
Join the Florida Water Coalition in the battle to stop toxic algae blooms in Florida waters. We all know the heartbreak of watching our favorite swimming and fishing holes go from invitingly clear to nauseating green slime. We know about polluted drinking water, which makes no sense in a watery paradise like Florida. It doesn’t have to be this way. This is not the inevitable price of progress – this pollution is preventable. Everyone knows it is cheaper to prevent pollution in the first place than it is to clean it up later.
Florida Coastal & Ocean Coalition
The Florida Coastal & Ocean Coalition is a group of organizations working together to conserve, protect and restore Florida’s coastal and marine environment. The Coalition emphasizes the implementation of an eco-system based approach to coastal and ocean management, as well as recognition of the important linkage between the health of Florida’s economy and the health of its beaches and dunes, coral reefs, mangroves, sea grasses, wetlands and other natural resources.
Clearwater Garden Club
Since 1950 Clearwater Garden Club members have sought to bring delight to Clearwater residents through outreach programs, community projects and social gatherings that promote the conservation and beautification of our natural surroundings, and a sense of community.
Clearwater Community Garden
Clearwater Community Gardens has grown to 45 plot with the addition of 9 new plots thanks to our friends at Lowe’s Clearwater Mall. They were just finished in November and already only 3 are available. To become a member of Clearwater Community Gardens please email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for a membership application.