Blooms, butterflies lead beautification committee talks

first_imgBy KEVIN RICHSpecial to the PRESSThe Keep South Padre Island Beautiful Committee recognized ecologically friendly initiatives and discussed environmental issues during its May 11 meeting.Committee Member Kimberly Dollar presented Boy Scout Troop 59 with the Environmentalist of the Month award in recognition of their work with the City’s mono-filament recycling program. “Thanks for your efforts and we sure hope you continue on to do that,” Dollar said of the Scouts’ involvement in the program.Environmental Health Director Victor Baldovinos discussed the Governor’s Community Achievement Award application process.“We’re going to do all that we can do to make that happen,” Dollar stated regarding the committee’s desire to win the award. “We were very close last year,” she added.Discussion regarding the plant of the month for May, the Coral Bean, was next on the agenda. “When it has leaves on it, it doesn’t have blooms, and when it has blooms, it doesn’t have leaves,” Dollar said. She went on to explain that the red blooms then turn into a coral bean, whose seeds have been used as beads in the Native American culture, as well as a poison for rodents.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedKeep SPI Beautiful developing partnershipsBy ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS January 15, 2015 The Keep SPI Beautiful Committee met last Thursday afternoon to appoint their new committee chair and vice chairperson for the year. Chairman Michael Quist of the Laguna Madre Boys and Girls Club reminded everyone that the committee almost disbanded, but…January 16, 2015In “News”Respeta tu Playa joins Keep SPI Beautiful for future collaborationsBy ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS February 19, 2015 The Keep SPI Beautiful (KSPIB) committee recently made efforts to seek out like minded groups for collaboration on events or projects to benefit the community. At last Thursday’s regular meeting, the committee was joined by local group Respeta tu Playa…February 20, 2015In “News”Keep SPI Beautiful seeks volunteersBy ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS The Keep SPI Beautiful Committee (KSPIB) met Thursday afternoon for their regular monthly meeting. The meeting was a bountiful one with the formation of three subcommittees including one regarding volunteer outreach and organization, another for the Butterfly Garden project, and finally, one to…July 24, 2015In “News” Sharelast_img

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