On May 28, 1993, the City of Winter Park’s Keep Winter Park Beautiful (KWPB) program was recognized as an official affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. City residents who shared a passion for maintaining and enhancing the quality of the city’s built and natural environment came together by creating the city’s Keep Winter Park Beautiful Advisory Board. In the summer of 2012, the KWPB Advisory Board merged with the city’s Environmental Review Board to create the Keep Winter Park Beautiful & Sustainable Advisory Board. While the new board is still committed to the original mission of preserving and enhancing the community’s beauty, it is also the city’s lead advocate for promoting the environmental, economic and social sustainability of Winter Park.

Mission

To improve the quality, sustainability and aesthetics of our environment in order to create a healthier, more beautiful place to live, work, and play for today’s residents and future generations. The board is comprised of 7 members and an alternate. Access the KWPB & Sustainable Advisory Board ›

On-going Projects

Earth Day in the Park – This fun-filled event will be held Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Shady Park. More Earth Day in the Park info ›

FDOT Adopt-A-Highway Program – Every year millions of visitors get their first glimpse of our state from their car windows as they travel along Florida’s Highways. First impressions can be long lasting. Do we want them to see miles of roadway cluttered with litter? Or clean, green tree-lined highways that truly represent Florida’s natural beauty? The choice is an easy one: Adopt-A-Highway.

KWPB&S Green Schools Grant Program – Supports schools serving Winter Park in their efforts to achieve sustainability goals and beautify their campus, while engaging and educating students Pre-K through grade 12 in the practices of sustainability.
Access the 2019 grant application and 2018 recipients list.

Storm Drain Marking Program – After rainfall, stormwater flows over land or impervious surfaces, such as paved streets, parking lots, and building dirt/sediment. Stormwater runoff is directed to local waterways, that without treatment, can harm our rivers, streams, lakes, and coastal waters. Help protect our city’s waterways from pollution by placing storm drain markers in your neighborhood!

Watershed Cleanups – For more than six decades, Keep America Beautiful has served as our country’s nonprofit steward of litter prevention. Litter is more than just a blight on our landscape. Litter is costly to clean up, impacts our quality of life and economic development, and eventually ends up in our waterways and oceans. Do your part to Keep Winter Park Beautiful & Sustainable, sign up for one of our upcoming watershed cleanups today!

Winter Park Blooms – This committee is composed of community volunteers along with organizations that are involved with the yearly America in Bloom evaluations of Winter Park. Stay updated by liking the Winter Park Blooms Facebook page.

In its fifth year of participation in America in Bloom (AIB), the City of Winter Park was:

  • Awarded a five-bloom rating
  • A finalist for an Outstanding Achievement Award for Environmental Efforts
  • Awarded the Special Award for the “Coolest Downtown”

Read more in the 2017 AIB Evaluation Report.

Winter Park Blooms (WPB) invites you to enter their inaugural Caladium Photography Contest and help promote the beauty of these long-lasting, colorful plants. Images may showcase caladiums used in landscaping, containers, hanging baskets, or floral arrangements. Each entrant can submit up to two photographs. Winners will receive prizes and have their photographs showcased at the Winter Park Public Library, added to the City Hall lobby monitors, and posted on the WPB Facebook page. Download the application and contest rules.

Support KWPB&S

Volunteer with Us! – We work with neighborhoods and volunteers throughout the community on public green space projects, organizing environmental cleanups, and other projects related to enhancing the ecological, economic and social sustainability throughout the city. View our upcoming events and sign up to receive email regarding upcoming volunteer opportunities with KWPB&S!

Ballroom Dance Lessons – Lessons are held at the Winter Park Farmers’ Market, access the details on the next schedule of classes.

Memorial Bricks – Purchase a personalized brick to be installed at the Winter Park Farmers’ Market or Park Grove. Download the Memorial Brick form ›

Sheltered Bus Stop Advertising – Advertise your local business at select LYNX sheltered bus stops in Winter Park and help support KWPB&S programming. Contact us for more information.

Become a Community Partner! Become a sponsor and gain recognition at our Annual Earth Day event and on our promotional materials! Download the sponsorship form.

Thank you to our generous 2019 sponsors!

Gold Community Partner

Covanta - Powering Today. Protecting Tomorrow. logo

Silver Community Partner

Rollins College (Est. 1885) logo

Winter Park Garden Club logo

Panera Bread logo

Bronze Community Sponsor

Massey Services logo

reThink your commute logo

SeaWorld Camp Logo

Foot & Ankle Associates of Florida logo

All-Weather Coatings logo

Green Sustainer Community Partner

BDA Environmental Consultants logo

Hortus Oasis logo

Phil Kean logo

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