KEEPING PINELLAS TRAIL CLEAN
In 2013, a new opportunity opened up to the community that caught the attention of many. The Pinellas Trail went up for adoption!
The Pinellas Trail Adopt-A-Mile program is a cooperative partnership between the public/private sector and Pinellas County. Program participants agree to perform cleanups every other month to remove litter and debris over a one-mile segment. Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail adoptions greatly enhance the appearance of the trail and go a long way toward reducing the debris entering our waterways and polluting the natural habitats of our native wildlife.
Initially, the Kiwanis Breakfast Club of Seminole teamed up with Fab 50 Woman on the Run to adopt a mile from Taylor Park to south of Ulmerton Road. Both of these groups have had frequent events at Taylor Park and felt this extension of the Keep America Beautiful and Keep Pinellas Beautiful would be a way to show appreciation for our beloved parks. Since the Fab 50 Woman’s group had grown in numbers and could then independently maintain the existing adopted mile, the two organizations amiably separated in this joint project and the Kiwanis Breakfast Club of Seminole decided to adopt another mile along the Pinellas Trail.
In February 2015, our club adopted mile segment 13 in Seminole. Our approximately 1 hour clean-up takes place on the “even” months (Feb., April, June, August, Oct., and Dec.) on a Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. between Seminole City Park and Blossom Lake Park. Please join us or wave to us as you ride or walk by! We’ll be wearing our orange Kiwanis caps.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS PROGRAM, CONTACT CLUB MEMBER CHARLENE JASMIN AT (727) 434-3317.
Photos below show members of the Kiwanis Breakfast Club of Seminole cleaning up the Pinellas Trail.