Back row: left to right: Bart Connelly, AAR Chairman, Stan Barnett Director, Robert Kenyon (new board member) Robert Morgan, Vice Pres. Joan Britton, Secretary-Treasurer, Mary Ann Rentz, President, Vered Kleinberger, Director, and Jo Leverette (new board member) Levi Rentz, Director not pictured.

KPB is looking forward to another productive year continuing to do projects that enhance the appearance of our beautiful county.  KPB is celebrating 30 years of serving our community. Our outreach includes: Adopt A Road, working with our schools, teaching the 3 R’s recycling, reduce and reuse, Beautification, Recycling Programs, in homes, business, our schools and at public events.

If you would like to join KPB, contact our Office Manager, Carol Opdenhoff, Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 – 2:00 at 706-253-3600 and visit our website at  Find us on Facebook at

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

KPB Honors Al Rothe

Mary Ann Rentz, KPB President and Al Rothe

Keep Pickens Beautiful honored longtime board member Al Rothe, who served as a faithful member for five years.    Al was presented with a plaque by the KPB Board of Directors, at their monthly meeting.

Al was a great resource, hard worker and contributed to many KPB projects over the years of his service.  Al, you will be missed.

If you would like to join KPB and help keep our county clean and beautiful, call our office at 706-253-3600, or visit our web page at, for more information.  KPB is celebrating 30 years of keeping Pickens Beautiful.

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


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  Find us on Face book at:

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.