Mayor Teri Johnston and the City Commissioners have proclaimed September 17 as National Cleanup Day.
"National Cleanup Day recognizes the need to protect the health and beauty of our city and nation," reads the proclamation. "The City of Key West takes great pride in its environment and supports a clean, safe community, now and in the future."
The cleanup joins the community, the City, and non-profit organizations for a cleaner environment, promoting positive community values, property values, and the economic vitality of Key West and the Florida Keys.
Julie Brown, a Mayor's Beautification Committee member, accepted the proclamation. She noted that there would be several locations around the island where groups can gather at 9 AM to help keep Key West beautiful. The cleanup will be followed by a picnic, she said.
"It's a good way to get to know your neighbors," she said. "Please join us on that day.
For more information and to sign up, email Julie Brown or call 305-797-3385.
In the photo from L to R: Commissioners Gregory Davila, Mary Lou Hoover, and Jimmy Weekley, Mayor Teri Johnston, Beautification Committee member Julie Brown, Vice Mayor Sam Kaufman, and Commissioners Clayton Lopez and Billy Wardlow.