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Winter Haven wants award for city spirit
Winter Haven wants award for city spirit

Winter Haven, Florida - The City Of Winter Haven wants to win state awards for their City Spirit, Citizenship and Environmental Stewardship.

The city has submitted applications to the Florida League of Cities for the Florida Municipal Achievement Awards Program.

The intern program in the City's Technology Services Department will be submitted for the Florida City Spirit Award.  The program is for technology-oriented students and offers a dynamic, engaging, environment for students to learn about technology, develop and hone business skills and to understand the value of community service.

For nearly 30 years, the Winter Haven Public Library has been accepting eager members of the community to participate in its volunteer program. That program will be considered for the Florida Citizenship Award. The program, started as a resource to help alleviate Library staff workload, has evolved into one that nurtures participants to develop a deep-rooted understanding of community and has resulted in an active army of future community leaders.

With 50 natural lakes covering almost 30 percent of the City's surface area, Winter Haven is at the headwaters of the 110-mile Peace River Watershed, as well as the Floridan Aquifer. The new Sustainable Water Resource Management Plan for Winter Haven and the Peace Creek Watershed is a vision for a broader, long-term watershed approach to addressing chronically low lake levels and water quality issues. This plan has been submitted for the Environmental Stewardship Award.

Award winners will be announced in July, and each of winning programs will be recognized at the Florida League of Cities' annual conference, planned for August 11-13, 2011, in Orlando.

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