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Attention teachers: "Clean Up and Green Up" poster/video contest accepting entries now

Students get to tell the best ways to clean up and green up our streets

MIAMI (January 11, 2017)

To help promote environmental stewardship, Neat Streets Miami invites all elementary, middle, and high school students to get creative and to design a poster that illustrates what we can do to clean up and green up our streets. High school groups are encouraged to also create a two minute video. Awards include iPads, Kindles, GoPro Camera, and gift certificates. Teachers of the winning students are awarded a spa treatment.

The deadline for the artwork submissions is February 17, 2017. All participants are to submit entries to:
Clean Up and Green Up Poster Contest
Attn: Wanda Torres
275 NW 2 Street, 4th floor
Miami, FL 33128

The winning posters will be displayed in the lobby of the Stephen P. Clark Government Center in downtown Miami. Awards will be presented by the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners and will be aired on Miami-Dade TV. The winning video will be featured on Neat Streets Miami’s website and on Miami-Dade TV.

For contest rules or to submit your video entry visit http://www.miamidade.gov/neatstreets/poster-video-contest.asp, email greenup@miamidade.gov or call 305-755-7849.

Led by Chairman Dennis C. Moss, Miami-Dade County Commissioner, District 9, Neat Streets Miami is a multi-jurisdictional county board dedicated to the maintenance and beautification of transportation corridors, gateways and connections. Launched by Neat Streets Miami, the Million Trees Miami Campaign is a community-wide effort to plant one million trees by 2020 in order to achieve a 30 percent tree canopy cover for Miami-Dade County.

Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 270 parks and 13,573 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world. The non-profit Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade supports Miami-Dade Parks’ efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors.