Snell Isle Alerts

32nd Annual Green Thumb Festival April 28 - 29

Surround Yourself with Plants and Flowers at the 32nd Annual Green Thumb Festival and Volunteers are needed.

The 32nd Annual Green Thumb Festival, St. Petersburg’s annual Arbor Day celebration, returns on April 28 and 29, at Walter Fuller Park, 7891 26th Ave. N., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free event features plenty of fun and informative activities for both adults and children with over 120 vendors to shop from; horticultural and environmental exhibits; programs and seminars highlighting ways to landscape effectively, conserve natural resources, recycle and improve the environment; a wagon decorating contest and parade; plant fair for children; and much more. The Garden Club of St. Petersburg also celebrates with a Flower Show presented by the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs District VIII.

Mayor Rick Kriseman will accept the Tree City USA award and present the Green Thumb annual awards on Saturday, April 28, at 1 p.m.

Highlights also include 1,200 trees for sale for $5, a plant auction, plant diagnostic clinic and tool sharpening. The children’s area includes crafts, hands-on activities and more.

Adults, teenagers, and families are needed to help out as volunteers during the event. Volunteers assist with selling small trees, distributing plants at the plant auction, staffing booths, assisting with the children’s arts and crafts area and more. All volunteers receive a free t-shirt and student volunteers are eligible to receive volunteer hours. Volunteer applications are available at; completed applications may be returned to St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation, c/o Green Thumb Festival Volunteers, 1400 19th St. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33713 or emailed to Linda Seufert, Green Thumb Festival Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For event details, vendor information and volunteer opportunities, visit or contact 727-893-7317.

Perry Snell Monument and Lion Updates

Many thanks to our neighbors John Cappa, Josh Buttitta, Doug Ellingsworth and Scott Youngblood for getting the lion statue back atop its base at Toledo and Snell Isle Blvd last week-end. It had been knocked off its base in an accident some time ago and now it sits back on its base as it should! Thanks neighbors, we surely appreciate your help!

Also, as I’m sure you’ve noted the Perry Snell monument in our Parkway that was hit by a car back in mid January is now standing again thanks to the City with repairs made to its corners. The marble raised circle the monument sits atop is still under repair so I’m sure the City would prefer we just observe from afar. We’ll hear more about the additional improvements to that area as time unfolds but it’s certainly nice to see that monument standing again. Appreciation to our City for their quick work on this area!

Thanksgiving Holiday Closures

St. Petersburg, Fla. (November 16, 2017) – Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no Thursday trash or recycling pickup for residential customers in St. Petersburg. Instead, Thursday collections will be made on Wednesday for both regular trash as well as recycling. Monday, Tuesday and Friday collections remain the same the week of November 20 to 24.

Three public golf courses - Mangrove Bay, Cypress Links, and Twin Brooks - are the only city facilities OPEN on Thanksgiving Day.

Some city facilities will be closed to the public both Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24, including: City Hall and Municipal Services Center downtown, Coliseum box office and business office, The Greenhouse, Enoch Davis Center, Jamestown Apartments and Townhomes office, Dwight H. Jones Neighborhood Center, seven community libraries, recreation centers, Sunshine Center and Sunken Gardens business offices.

City facilities closed Thursday, but OPEN for business on Friday, November 24 include Boyd Hill Nature Preserve; Coliseum (Gem, Jewelry, Bead Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fri.); Mahaffey Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Arts; Municipal beach concession stand (on Gulf Blvd. in Treasure Island); Municipal Marina Ship’s Store; North Shore Aquatic Complex; Sanitation department Brush Sites; and Sunken Gardens attraction.

The Coliseum is open Friday to Sunday for a Gem, Jewelry and Bead Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

EARLY CLOSINGS. The West Community Library at St. Petersburg College Gibbs campus will be closed Wednesday, November 22 through Saturday, November 25.

For a complete list of closings online, visit

RESIDENTIAL TRASH & RECYCLING SERVICE REMINDER. The week of November 20 to 24, St. Petersburg’s residential trash and recycling collections normally made on Thursday will be made on Wednesday. Collections on Monday, Tuesday and Friday remain the same. Brush sites will be closed on Thursday but will be OPEN regular hours on Friday.

For water or sewer emergency service, call the Water Resources Department at 893-7261.

For Police, fire or medical emergencies, dial 9-1-1.

Snell Isle Bridge Partial Closure Sunday, Nov 19, 7 - 11:30AM

Snell Isle Bridge Closure Sunday, Nov. 19, 7 – 11:30AM

As you’ve likely read on the flashing sign as you come across the Snell Isle Bridge, there is a race event this coming Sunday, November 19th, that will meander through Snell Isle. Because of that event, you will only be allowed to EXIT Snell Isle via the Bridge but NOT ENTER via that Bridge. Those trying to enter Snell Isle should travel to 34th Avenue NE or via Shore Acres. This traffic plan will be in effect from approximately 7:00AM until 11:30AM.

Thank you for your alerting your family and friends!

City assists "sensible sprinklers"

Communications Manager Bill Logan, St. Petersburg Water Resources

City assists “sensible sprinklers”

As we roll into the “dry season,” the City of St. Petersburg and the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) are helping encourage good watering habits through the “Sensible Sprinkling Program.”

This Program offers a FREE check-up to water customers with operable in-ground sprinkler systems using potable (drinking) water, reclaimed water, or well water. Selected participants will receive a sprinkler system evaluation with site-specific recommendations, a diagram of the sprinkler layout, installation of a rain sensor (if one is not in use on the site), water conservation information, and an automatic shut-off hose nozzle.

“It’s a great way to help our customers understand and enhance sprinkler systems,” said Water Conservation Coordinator Chris Claus. “This not only helps keep citizens’ lawns and gardens more appropriately irrigated, it helps save water -- our most precious natural resource.”

To participate, city residents need to complete the Sensible Sprinkling application and forward by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information, check out the city’s water conservation web site at or call 892-5611.

Vote Tuesday Nov.7

Just a reminder to get out and vote Tuesday. For all of Snell Isle, the Woman’s Club at 40 Snell Isle Blvd is your polling location.

Your polling location can accept your un-used mail-in ballot, spoil it and provide you a new ballot OR, if you’ve received your ballot and cannot locate it, no problem, your polling location can provide you a new ballot.

New Safety Tips

All over the City, we are experiencing an uptick in car thefts, burglaries and other crime. Recall the HOT WHEELS expose the Tampa Bay Times printed earlier this year? Well, for a while things calmed down it seemed, but now - especially when folks let their guard down - it’s back in the forefront.

Please be mindful, if you are accustomed to pulling into your driveway or garage and start to unload packages, groceries, etc. and you leave your keys, key fob, purse, or wallet in the car. What if someone jumped in your car and took off? IT HAPPENS! All it takes is one instant for the thugs to high-jack a vehicle in a flash! We have all worked hard for what we have, yet it can be stolen in an instant when we let our guard down. DON’T DO IT!

Lock those car doors and turn the ignition off, take your keys, fob and purse inside…even if just for a quick trip inside. It’s not worth it to give the thugs a crime of opportunity. I remind you…it’s happening ALL OVER TOWN. Let’s make sure it doesn’t happen to YOU!

This next article from Pasco Sheriff’s Office, pertains to children being victimized…Pasco Deputies Warn Parents: Children Solicited Through Apps. The sheriff’s Cyber Investigations Unit has spotted this trend over the last two months involving the abuse of social media and preteens…

Please, please try to be ON GUARD at all times. If you SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING. Our St Pete Police (or any police department) would much rather come to investigate and prevent a crime than deal with the aftermath OF a crime! Please watch out for one another and…Stay Safe.

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About Snell Isle

image Snell Isle is home to the historic The Vinoy® Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club, one of the Nation's premier golf courses.
image Our tropical surroundings provide waterfront vistas for most residents. Over 80% of the homes on Snell Isle enjoy waterfront views.
image In 1920, local developer C. Perry Snell began construction on what was originally, a muddy mangrove island.

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