The Peninsula Beach Preservation Group (PBPG) is a neighborhood organization open to all Peninsula residents, whether property owners or renters, for a per person annual fee of $25.00. It has a volunteer Board of Directors which are nominated and elected by the members of the PBPG each November.
The PBPG was incorporated in 1960 to oppose a plan by the City to replace the bay side beach with a sea wall, as exists in Naples, for private boat docks (thus the name Peninsula Beach Preservation Group). Since winning that battle, the PBPG has been actively involved in preserving the Peninsula’s quality of life through sponsoring local events and activities, as well as representing Peninsula residents before the City on matters that could affect our neighborhood.
The PBPG annually sponsors the Summer Concert Series with a weenie roast and the “Santa by the Bay” evening for kids. Civic involvement includes supporting the Peninsula’s Community Emergency Response Team (see CERT), as well as working with the City on beach maintenance and sand replenishment, boardwalk maintenance and replacement, and area development plans and building code variance requests.
The PBPG also supports the 18 floating “Trees on the Bay” which are located along the Peninsula’s bay front from late November through Christmas. The “Trees” were originally established following an PBPG fundraising campaign among residents. The City bills the PBPG yearly for their maintenance which is supported through membership dues. More information associated with this project can be found by clicking on history. A plaque commemorating donors can be found mounted at the bayside end of 60th Place.
The PBPG also spearheaded a major campaign to raise money for the rehab of the Ocean Blvd median and the addition of a new planter at 55th Place. Lights at the beginning, ending and mid sections were added. This project included all new sprinklers, over 90 new palms and 5 new giant palms at the entrance. All the palms were trimmed. A granite marker with the inscription “The Peninsula” was installed. Over $250,000 was raised through donations. A recognition plaque for all donations over $500 is in the median section just before 72nd Place turn around.
All activities and events of the PBPG are funded through membership dues or private donations. Communication of PBPG current events, as well as surveys on critical community issues, are published in a bi-monthly newsletter, on the www.lbpeninsula.org website, and at Spring and Fall General Membership Meetings.
Please see our Strategic plan / Mission statement.
Want to become involved in the PBPG? Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of activities. Please click here to download a volunteer form.
PBPG Board Member Roster 2013
PBPG Board Officers and Committee Directors - 2013
Chairman Rick Brizendine
Vice President Linda McCullough
Secretary/Historian Sharon Kemmer
Treasurer Jeanne Muench
Directors & Committee Members
|Director, Beach Maintenance & Improvement
Beach re-nourishment, Sand groins and erosion studies,
Trashcans maintenance and pickup on sand, Sandstakes
Website, Median Signs, Survey
|Director, Pennisula Pelican Newsletter
|Director, Community Relations
Santa, T-shirts, Trees-on-the-Bay
|Peninsula Improvement Commitee
Median, Underground utilities (assessment district),
Trashcans on Bay Shore, Street and Sidewalk Sweeping,
Street Signage, Traffic Studies, Trees on the Bay
|Phil Osterlind (Chair)|
Tony Gentile (Co-chair)
|Director, Zoning Review
|Director, CERT and Security
Security, Traffic Studies & Beach Patrol
Concerts, Weenie Roast
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