During the Tuesday, February 16, City Commission meeting, officials proclaimed Saturday, March 6, 2010 as Marine Industries Association of South Florida’s Waterway Cleanup Day in Coral Springs. Broward County’s Waterway Cleanup Program has been in existence for 33 years. Commissioner Roy Gold, a longtime environmental activist, has led the Coral Springs site for the past 15 years. The event draws hundreds of volunteers, making Coral Springs one of the largest sites throughout Broward County.
“Roy has been an incredible leader for this project and on behalf of the City, we appreciate his efforts and leadership,” Mayor Scott Brook said.
If you would like to volunteer at this year’s event, meet Commissioner Gold at Riverside Park, located at 205 Coral Ridge Drive, on March 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Service hours will be awarded to participating students.
“There are thousands of people who do this throughout Broward County but here in Coral Springs we do it a little differently,” Gold said. “Volunteers can go to parts of the City that are important to them.” For more information, visit www.waterwaycleanup.org.
The City also proclaimed the month of February 2010 as American Hearth Month. Cardiovascular disease is the nation’s leading cause of death. This month, the Commission urges residents to become more aware of the risk factors and learn ways to prevent heart disease. We also pay tribute to the researchers, physicians, other public health professionals and volunteers for their tireless efforts in treating and researching this disease. The City of Coral Springs has a walk team and they will participate in the Broward Heart Walk on March 13. Students will receive 16 service hours for participating. For more information, visit www.browardheartwalk.org.
Photos of these recognitions will be available on Wednesday, February 17 at www.CoralSprings.org/Commission/Recognitions.