• Winner: Second Place
  • Date: 2/1/2019
  • Rotary Year: 2018-2019
  • Award Category: Community Service
  • Club NameStuart
  • Member First NameHarold
  • Address: 
    26 Glenwood Terrace Ext.
    Stuart, VA 24171
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  • Email: hfe8903@gmail.com
  • Brief Description: 
    .Mile Per Hour Clean-Up
    .Anti-litter and region pride campaign to remove litter from roadsides, streams and lakes
    .Partnering with the Dan River Basin, Association, Patrick County Tourism Advisory Council, Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, Smith River Trout Unlimited.
    .Engaging other Rotary Clubs in Area 15 as well as volunteers from schools, other civic clubs, businesses and individuals.
    .Goal is to remove 50,000 pounds of litter in an eight month period spanning from July 2018 through April 2019."
    .We created a "GreenTeam" to lead the charge of this effort to positively effect public attitudes and instill pride in the appearance of our vistas and natural resources thus providing attractive areas for tourism which is vital to the economy of our area.
  • Participation of Club Members: 
    .More than 70% of our members have participated in the 10 clean-up work details that the GreenTeam has held to date.
    .These members, spending 255 man-hours, have clean-up 40 miles of roadsides removing a total of 8,401 pounds of litter.
    .Our Interact Club members have also participated in clean-ups.
  • Resulting Benefits: 
    .With the help of our participating partners, to date, we have removed a total of 18,356 pounds of litter from our roadsides, trails, and stream or a total 37% of our goal of 50,000 pounds.
    .We have carried this anti-litter message via radio, newspaper, social media, and presentations to Rotary Clubs in Area 15, and several elementary schools in our area.
    .Our message and efforts have been enthusiastically received by the public which is evidenced by more volunteers signing on to participate in planned clean-ups.
  • Video Link: https://youtu.be/oQw-NfIfxWc