2024 Environmental Stewardship Awards

Posted on April 4, 2024

From composting food waste in the backyard to turning trash into art, restoring pine flatlands, creating an eco-tourism program, and shining a light on water quality issues that plague our river, Martin County citizens continue to serve as outstanding examples of environmental stewardship in action.

Keep Martin Beautiful will be honoring these individuals, businesses, civic and youth groups and government agencies during its 2024 Environmental Stewardship Awards ceremony on Wed., May 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Piper’s Landing Yacht & Country Club.

“We’ll also be celebrating Keep Martin Beautiful’s 30th anniversary and the longstanding dedication of our volunteers who are the driving force of our organization,” said Jennifer Stull-Wise, Board Chair of Keep Martin Beautiful. “We received 43 nominations, and they illustrate the many ways people can show their commitment to the environment and our community. I was especially pleased to see so many nominations focused on educational initiatives.”

Martin County Commissioner Ed Ciampi and Stacy Weller Ranieri, President of The Firefly Group are the emcees for the event.  “I’m a big fan of Keep Martin Beautiful and have really enjoyed emceeing the event in previous years. It’s an honor to be part of it,” said Ciampi. “My favorite part of the Environmental Stewardship Awards is that it brings together citizens from all walks of life in Martin County – civic and environmental leaders, schoolteachers, students, government employees, small business owners, and they’re all there together to celebrate the projects and activities that are helping to beautify and revitalize our community.”

Tickets are $150 per person and can be purchased online at  Sponsorship opportunities are still available and silent auction items are still being accepted. Call 772-781-1222 or email for more information.

The full list of this year’s nominations, as well as winners from previous years, is available online at

About Keep Martin Beautiful

Keep Martin Beautiful (KMB) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community organization founded in 1994 as an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. Its mission is to preserve and enhance the quality of life in Martin County through litter prevention, the promotion of recycling, improvement of solid waste management practices, and beautification and community revitalization activities. KMB signature events and programs include the Environmental Stewardship Awards, the International Coastal Cleanup, the Great American Cleanup, the Adopt-A-Road and Adopt-A-Street programs, and other educational and outreach activities. Find KMB on Facebook at, follow KMB on Instagram at, visit or call 772-781-1222.


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