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Lehigh Acres Community Initiative Kicks Off the
16th Annual Great American Cleanup

to Transform Littered Spaces into Beautiful Places in Lehigh Acres

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Keep Lee County Beautiful, New Life Assembly of God, many local residents and organizations Partner with Lehigh Acres Community Initiative

to Engage and Educate Volunteers to Improve Their Community’s Environment 

 

April 8, 2014 – Lehigh Acres Community Initiative which brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities, announced today the launch of the 16th annual Great American Cleanup.

Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup is the country’s largest community improvement program that kicks off each spring and engages more than 4 million volunteers in more than 20,000 communities nationwide.

Lehigh Acres Community Initiative along with other organizations in Keep America Beautiful’s national network of community-based affiliates, are planning volunteer events and experiential environment education programs structured to clean shorelines and waterways, reduce waste and increase recycling, remove litter and debris among other events to inspire generations of environmental stewards. 

“We can all be difference makers if we truly try” said Andrea Adams of Lehigh Acres Community Initiative.

The Great American Cleanup kicks off each March with events occurring from spring through fall. Keep America Beautiful and its community-based affiliates are also hosting numerous events in recognition of Earth Day in April.  

Lehigh Acres Great American Cleanup will take place on 4/12/14 from 9 a.m. -12 p.m. Registration and sign in will take place at New Life Assembly Of God parking area 5146 Leonard Blvd. Lehigh Acres  Fl. 33973 Please pre-register at aadams@sheriffleefl.org. State Senator will be at the event kick off and New Life Assembly of God will provide the invocation to start the event! Tunes will be playing throughout the day and sponsored by DJ Judy of Lehigh Acres.

“We serve as a powerful voice and solution provider for communities looking to unlock their potential,” said Jennifer M. Jehn, president and CEO of Keep America Beautiful. “During the Great American Cleanup, our volunteers’ work returns on average $175 million in measurable benefits annually across the communities we serve.  It’s clear that through our actions and impact, we help create communities that are socially connected, environmentally healthy and economically sound.”

The national sponsors of the 2014 Great American Cleanup include Dow, The Glad Products Company, Lowe’s, Phillips 66, Troy-Bilt® Lawn and Garden Equipment and Waste Management.

About Lehigh Acres Community Initiative
A grassroots organization that began in 2008 with a handful of concerned residents that wanted to promote change to make Lehigh Acres a safer more beautiful place to live, work and play. The organizations growth has allowed partnerships with many local, state and federal agencies and organizations to accomplish the goals of reducing crime, educating and empowering our youth, beautify our neighborhoods and bring back the community concept for all residents of the Greater Lehigh Acres area. For more information or to become a difference maker please contact Andrea  Adams at aadams@sheriffleefl.org or visit us on www.facebook.com/LehighAcresCommunityInitiative.com or you can call 239-477-1485

About Keep America Beautiful

Keep America Beautiful is the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities. With a powerful national network of community-based affiliates and participating organizations, we work with millions of volunteers who take action in their communities. Through our programs and public-private partnerships, we engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community’s environment. For more information, visit kab.org, follow @kabtweet on Twitter and like us on facebook.com/keepamericabeautiful.


MONTHLY PRESENTATION RECAP

The January Monthly meeting showcased the tremendous efforts of Lee County staff member Lori Borman and the Lehigh Acres Street Lighting Advisory Board. For many years our streetlight's were put in on an application basis without future growth plans or a baseline to endure lighting was able to span across all of Lehigh. Due to their diligence and hard work by several members of the Advisory board Lehigh Acres now has a mapped out grid of our current lighting and a way to asses the needs for additional lighting. Mrs Lori Borman suggests that if you have any questions or concerns you may contact Mrs. Lori Borman.  Many of you have questioned the lack of lights along Lee Blvd. as you come into Lehigh. Unfortunatly that is not apart of the Lehigh Acres Street Lighting Advisory boards jurisdiction. You will need to contact Lee County Department of Transportation to address or file your complaint. It is also encouraged that you contact your local County Commission Mr. Frank Mann at dist5@leegov.com to express your feeling with regards to this matter as well. 

LEHIGH ACRES STREETLIGHTING UNIT
Liaison / Dept: Lori Borman, MSTBU Services, 533-2103
Created By: Ordinance
Date Created: 1/15/1992
Number of Members: 5
Appointments:
District Sensitive. Shall reside within the boundaries of the MSTBU.
Financial Disclosure Required: NO
Purpose:
Responsible for the preparation of the annual budget estimate and to consider placement and maintenance of lights.

Current/Upcoming Vacancies
There are no vacancies at this time.

Filled Positions Term Expires
District Sensitive. Shall reside within the boundaries of the MSTBU.
-Ms. Paula Hinspeter
January 2016
District Sensitive. Shall reside within the boundaries of the MSTBU.
-Ms. Debra L. Shuman
January 2015
District Sensitive. Shall reside within the boundaries of the MSTBU.
-Mr. Mohamed J. Yasin
January 2015
District Sensitive. Shall reside within the boundaries of the MSTBU.
-Mr. Rex H. Jackson
January 2016
District Sensitive. Shall reside within the boundaries of the MSTBU.
-Mr. George Szymanski
January 2016

HEALTHY HARVEST FARMS TO VISIT AT NEXT MONTH'S MEETING
Healthy Harvest Farms will be our presenter for February and will be giving us an overview of their community project as well as how we can get involved to support Lehigh Acres. Please join us next month at our monthly meeting.LACI will meet on 2/13/14 @ 6:00 p.m. at 1301 Homestead Rd, Lehigh Acres Fl 33936. Park around the rear of the building and enter through the glass door. Also, in an effort to continue the use of the community room is is requested that all attendees bring a canned good or non-perishable food item to donate to the monthly food drive to suppport our underprivileged in our community. http://healthyharvestfarms.org/






COMMUNITY WATCH COORDINATORS vs. LCSO EAST District Deputies
 Annual Softball Tournament


The Community Watch Coordinators have once again challenged the deputies within the
East District to a friendly game of softball to determine who will take the trophy this year! The event is to take place on 
2/22/14 at 8:30 a.m. at the Veterans Park Softball Field located at 
55 Homestead Rd.  Come out and enjoy an eventful game while learning the importance of Neighborhood Watches while meeting some of our very own hometown heros! For more information on how to get involved please contact Steve at stevemcgiffin@aol.com




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