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.

APRIL PROCLAIMED AS GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP MONTH

April is proclaimed as Cleanup Month. Pickens County Commissioner Chair Robert Jones signed a proclamation designating April as clean-up month.

Back Row standing left to right: Jim Looney, Jasper City Manager, Kim Quinton, Pickens County Road Commission, Ron Jager KPB Director, and Bart Connelly, KPB Adopt A Road Chair. Seated left to right: Mary Ann Rentz, KPB President, Robert Jones, County Commissioner, Carol Opdenhoff, KPB Recycling Chair

Keep Pickens Beautiful and its national affiliate Keep America Beautiful will be working with the county and communities planning cleanup projects for their area. KPB would like to encourage the residents of Pickens County to take in part the county wide cleanup during April. Cleanup events are planned throughout April and will be announced in the Pickens Progress, Know Pickens over our local radio stations. If your group or family is planning to do a special clean up or an event for Earth Day please let KPB know so we can recognizes your efforts. Keep Pickens Beautiful Adopt A Road Volunteers will be picking up their assigned roadways during April. KPB would like to thank all those who took part in last year’s GAC and encourage you to continue this work in 2018. Be part of the big picture! Contact KPB at 706-253-3600.

New KPB Officers

New officers were elected at the Keep Pickens Beautiful board meeting, November 6, 2017. Seated left to right: Joan Britton, Secretary-Treasurer, Carol Opdenhoff, Office Manager, Mary Ann Rentz, President, Stan Barnett, Green Ribbon-Green Thumb Chairperson, Ron Jager, Director.  Standing left to right Bart Connelly, Adopt A Road Chairperson, Susan Anderson, Education Chairperson, Al Roth, Director, Vered Klinberger, Litter Index Chairperson, Robert Morgan, Vice President, absent is Codi Van Atta, Membership Chairperson.

KPB is looking forward to another productive year continuing the programs that will enhance the appearance of our beautiful county.  Keep expanding our Recycling Program, Adopt A Road and educating our students in the importance of protecting our environment.

If you would like to join in, contact our office Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 – 2:00 at 706-253-3600 and visit our website at keeppickensbeautiful.org.  Find us on Face book at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/KeepPickensBeautiful.

The community is encouraged and welcome to attend our monthly meeting at the Pickens County Sheriff’s office on Camp Road, the first Monday of the month at 6:30 pm.

Keep Pickens Beautiful sets record year for Kids and Candy!!

Al Rothe, KPB Board member reported a banner year for handing out candy on Halloween this year. Again this year KPB took part in the Trick or Treat downtown event in Jasper. Rothe reported that we had more children this year than ever before. Each year KPB purchases more candy and always seems to run out. This year we had 4 pieces of candy left at the end of the event. The costumes were great and everyone had a fun time.

KPB Has a NEW BOARD MEMBER

Keep Pickens Beautiful is pleased to announce a new member of our community has joined our board of directors  Robert Morgan.  Mr. Morgan is a manger of environmental compliance within the Poultry industry.  Mr. Morgan has held leadership positions in the environmental field where he has managed multiple environmental operations.  Mr. Morgan holds both a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering Technology and a Master degree in Business Administration.  Mr. Morgan has held Georgia Water Operator and Wastewater Operator Class 1 licenses for the last four years.  Mr. Morgan is married to Keri and has four children that range in age from one to thirteen..

KPB is looking forward to the use of his time and talents to enhance our efforts working to keep Pickens Beautiful and reducing solid waste in our county.  If you would like more information on how you can join in our mission, contact our office at 706-253-3600 or visit our web page at wwwkeeppickensbeautiful.org.