Recent E.E.E.C. Accomplishments;
- Established Adopt a Beach Access project for volunteers to maintain our beach paths.
- Donated money for and coordinated efforts to replace tree and plants at AMICC.
- Coordinated cigarette butt collectors being attached to trolley stops and other beach access points, thanks to funding by Keep Manatee Beautiful.
- Developed and printed informational flyer about native landscaping on Anna Maria island, especially for new homeowners who must comply with landscape ordinance.
- Continued to place plant identification signs for native landscaping at Anna Maria city hall.
- Established Anna Maria as a Tree City USA.
- Developed an educational packet for festival events, debuted at Bayfest 2010.
- Update EEEC reference books at Anna Maria branch of Manatee County library.
Ongoing E.E.E.C. Projects;
- Continue to promote Adopt A Beach Access project.
- Continue Centennial Tree donation tradition.
- Maintain city hall plantings.
- Play a more active role in the city’s contract with Waste Management, especially in developing a more comprehensive recycling program.
- Further native plant education in Anna Maria through lectures, seminars and cooperative projects with other community groups.
- Assist the city in it’s effort to meet Green Local Government Certification
- Some of our ongoing projects include maintaining 4 of our native botanical preserves. If you love to garden and would like to volunteer, please contact the E.E.E.C. Through city hall.
A beach dune native preserve (South of Magnolia, to Oak Avenue)
A maritime forest native preserve (City Hall Park)
A mangrove shore native preserve (HistoricalPark on Pine)
A bay shore native preserve (City Pier Park)
Did you know...?
The E.E.E.C. has organized a collection of books on Florida gardening available at the Holmes Beach Library in the reference area. The collection includes information on such items as drought resistant plants, tropical landscape appropriate to our environment and the local habitats, and xeriscaping. One goal of the E.E.E.C. is to educate our residents regarding landscape choices that conserve and protect from runoff our precious water supply. Please take advantage of these resources made available to you by the City of Anna Maria and spread the word Click here to visit the EEEC Bookshelf
Become involved in your community. You can make a difference in improving our lovely city by serving on the E.E.E.C. committee or volunteering for some of our projects. You are also welcome to attend our public meetings that are advertised in the newspaper and at City Hall. The committee meets in the evenings, usually once a month.