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Neat Streets Miami
Formerly known as the Community Image Advisory Board, "Neat Streets Miami" is a County board dedicated to the maintenance and beautification of transportation gateways, corridors and connections.
Winners of "Clean Up & Green Up" contest announced
Praising the next generation for its support of cleaning and greening Miami-Dade County, Neat Streets and the Board of County Commissioners recognized 14 local student artists for their creative contributions to the 12th annual ''Clean Up & Green Up'' poster and video contest.
Mayor's Challenge for Safer People, Safer Streets
Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces and our staff is organizing the Local Action Team, which is comprised of a wide variety of stakeholders including elected officials and community leaders in fields which have a stake in creating a safer community, such as recreation, healthcare, transportation, schools, law enforcement, philanthropy, civic, local and state government, and local thought leaders.
Study links neighborhood greenness to reduction in chronic diseases
A new study of Miami-Dade County Medicare beneficiaries showed that higher levels of greenness on their neighborhood block were linked to a significant reduction in the rate of chronic illnesses and health conditions like diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol, particularly in low-to-middle income neighborhoods.
Miami Gardens wins inaugural "Street Smarts" award
Neat Streets Miami and The Miami Foundation announced that the City of Miami Gardens won the inaugural Streets Smarts Award and a cash prize of $10,000 for its advancement of Complete Streets by launching a new trolley service this year. Complete Streets is a nationwide initiative that encourages the development of walkable, sustainable communities through an integrated approach to the planning of transportation networks.
Reforestation efforts taking place in northwestern Miami-Dade County
The Miami-Dade Northwest Corridor Urban Tree Canopy Assessment focuses on the environmental and socioeconomic impacts from the urban tree canopy (UTC) among 147 square miles of the most dense, growing, and socioeconomically diverse urban core communities of northwestern Miami-Dade County. The primary goals of this assessment and report are to establish baseline data on the extent and function of the existing urban forest and to provide a resource to guide future community forest management and reforestation efforts.
Miami working to plant one million trees by 2020
Neat Streets Miami. Chaired by Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dennis C. Moss, launched Million Trees Miami in 2011, with a goal of hitting their number by 2020. As of end of 2013, they were at 162,000.
With 838,000 trees to go by 2020, they could use everyone's assistance. So what can Miami's average Joe or Jane do to help the project? You can report any trees you plant and you can also volunteer with a local nonprofit that help with tree plantings.
Patrice Gillespie Smith
Neat Streets Miami Manager
275 NW 2nd Street
Miami, Florida 33128
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