For Immediate Release
Aug. 12, 2014
Contact: Nicole Lesson
Event Kicks Off Lake Quality Awareness Month in Miami Lakes
This free event featured educational booths with information on the best management practices to maintain the cleanliness of lakes and community service opportunities for high school students, as well as food trucks to enjoy a bite to eat.
This is the second year, the Town has celebrated August as Lake Quality Awareness Month. The designation was established by the Neighborhood Improvement Committee (NIC) and Councilman Tony Lama in order to raise awareness about the quality of lakes in Miami Lakes and to recognize the important role that the lakes play in the Town’s public image and recreational life.
”More so than our tree lined streets, our lakes establish Miami Lakes as unique among all other municipalities in Miami-Dade County,” Councilman Lama said. “It continues to be my goal to ensure that we do all we can to protect our 32 lakes. This event was about educating our residents on how we each can play a role in the maintenance of our lakes."
The mission of the Town of Miami Lakes NIC is to recommend, promote, and create projects and activities that will beautify and improve all its neighborhoods in a collaborative and comprehensive manner. NIC also promotes efforts that encourage a physically active, sustainable, and engaged community in Miami Lakes.
For more information on Lake Quality Awareness Month, call Gina Iguanzo firstname.lastname@example.org or 305-364-1138.
Mayor Wayne Slaton presents the proclamation declaring August as Lake Quality Awareness Month in Miaim Lakes to Neighborhood Improvement Committee Chair (NIC) Josh Dieguez.
(From left) Councilman Tony Lama; Councilman Cesar Mestre; Chair Josh Dieguez; Mayor Wayne Slaton, Councilman Tim Daubert; and Councilman Frank Mingo.
NIC Chair Josh Dieguez, Town Liasion Gina Inguanzo and Councilman Tony Lama
NIC member Laura Leyva, NIC Chair Josh Dieguez, NIC member Felicia Salazar and Town Liasion Gina Inguanzo.
FIU Professor Len J. Scinto, Ph.D., educating the crowd.