New Effort to Keep St. Lucie Beautiful, New Places to Play
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Keeping our public areas free of litter is one of the easiest ways to keep St. Lucie beautiful for everyone. Keep St. Lucie Beautiful is giving away 50 cigarette litter stands to business owners, property management firms and homeowners associations. The litter stands are part of a nationwide effort by Philip Morris USA to place 10,000 litter stands to collect cigarette butts in communities and to educate adult smokers on the importance of disposing of their cigarette butts properly.

Cigarette Litter Stands are effective tools for litter control. From a recent City of Port St. Lucie press release:

  • For every additional litter stand, the littering rate for cigarette butts decreases 9 percent.
  • A majority of smokers indicated they would properly dispose of their butts if suitable receptacles were available, according to Keep America Beautiful.

If your business or association would like to receive a litter stand you need to submit the GPS coordinates of where they will place the stand. A representative of the business must assume responsibility for the ownership, installation and maintenance. For more information contact Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful at 772-871-5103.

New Places to Play in St. Lucie

Now there’s a new spot in Port St. Lucie for families and friends to play basketball, soccer, baseball and softball. Thanks to a partnership between the City and St. Lucie County Schools, recreational facilities at Southern Oaks Middle School are now open to the public after school and on the weekends. Southern Oaks Middle School is located at 5500 SW St. James Drive.

The facilities include outdoor basketball courts and a multi-purpose field, which features soccer goals and baseball backstop. The public may use the recreational facilities from 6 p.m. – sunset on school days and 8 a.m. – sunset on non-school days.

This is the second school in the St. Lucie school district that is open to the public after hours. The outdoor basketball courts, multi-purpose field and playground near the basketball courts at Bayshore Elementary School is also open for public use from 6 p.m. – sunset on school days and 8 a.m. – sunset on non-school days.

Enjoy these free recreational opportunities!

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