Pre-K Cleanup at Hill City Elementary

The Pre-K teachers at Hill City Elementary School are rejuvenating the outdoor classroom.

They will cleanup and repair the existing structure, butterfly garden, and vegetable garden.  The outdoor classroom was established in 2004 with the help of Keep Pickens Beautiful. KPB provided grant funds of $300.00, which will be used to purchase needed plants, seeds, soil, and tools for the project. This project will be a good learning tool for these young students.

If you would like more information on becoming a part of the many programs KPB has going on through the beautiful county, call our office at 706-253-3600, visit our web page (www.keeppickensbeautiful, org) or go on face book.

Habitat for Humanity Partners with Keep Pickens Beautiful

Keep Pickens Beautiful is once again providing recycle containers at the Habitat for Humanity construction site. The completion of this house will make their third completed one in New Hope Acres Subdivision. KPB has placed a recycling container to collect plastic bottles and aluminum cans from their volunteers working on the new house. Keep up the good work of providing descent affordable housing for families who might not otherwise be able to afford one. HFH has been partnering with KPB in our recycling program for many years, reducing the amount of trash going into our landfills.

KPB would like to thank all of our organizations for recycling at their jobs sites and offices. If you would like to join our business recycle group, contact us at 706-253-3600 or visit our web site at keeppickensbeautiful.org for more information on you can make a difference in reducing solid waste in Pickens County.

New AAR Volunteer

New AAR Volunteer, Judy Pruitt

Keep Pickens Beautiful is pleased to announce another Adopt A Road member. Judy and Melvin Pruitt have volunteered to pick up Upper Salem Church Road. Thanks to the Pruitt Family another road in our beautiful county will be cleaned up. Littering the roadways is a crime in the State of Georgia, punishable by a LARGE fine and/or jail time. Our “thanks” to the Pruitt Family.

KPB is all about reaching our goals to improve the quality of life by eliminating litter through community involvement and increased public awareness. Doing the little things make a “BIG difference.” You too can make a difference! If you would like become a volunteer contact our office at 706-253-3600 and visit our web page at: www.keeppickensbeautiful.org.

KPB Earns the Governor’s Circle Award

KPB Board Members

Keep Pickens Beautiful is proud to announce we have received the Governors Circle Award. This award is presented by the state of Georgia recognizing exemplary performance by certified affiliates in reducing litter, minimizing waste and greening local communities.  Keep American Beautiful: conducting and annual Litter Index, calculating the affiliate’s cost/benefit ratio and engaging volunteer to take greater responsibility for their community environment. Additionally, the affiliate must be an active member of the Georgia Network.

KPB is proud to accept this award on behalf of all of our volunteers who help throughout the year to maintain, beautify and participate in our recycling program.    Our special thanks to all of our supporters who help make these awards possible.  If you would like to join KPB and help us with this task, contact us at 706-253-3600 or visit us on our web page www.keeppickensbeautiful.org.

TIRE AMNESTY MONTH OF APRIL FOR PICKENS COUNTY RESIDENTS

Pickens County residents only, may take four (4) scrap passenger tires, maximum per family, off the rims, to the Pickens County Recycle Center on Camp Road and Cove Road, during the month of April as part of the Great American Clean Month.

Keep Pickens Beautiful would like to remind you that mosquito breeding season is upon us and with it brings the West Nile Virus and the possible of other viruses. KPB urges all of our county residents to dispose of any tires you have lying around. Let’s eliminate the mosquito breeding places cleanup our county and protect our environment.

The Great American Cleanup is like a puzzle, if everyone does a small part in the cleanup the whole big job will be completed, piece by piece.

If you would like to know how you can have a part in the Great American Cleanup please call our office at 706-253-3600 for more information.