Keep Pickens Beautiful would like to thank Squeaky Clean Window Service for donating their services to clean the windows in our office. Brad Anderson, set up the appointment, Joe Godfrey and a helper did a great job cleaning our windows, they are “squeaky” clean, way to go guys.
Keep Pickens Beautiful sponsored a poster contest for National Recycle Day November 15, 2017. Elementary and Middle School art teachers were invited to participate. Keep Pickens Beautiful invited the children to showcase their artistic talent and their commitment to the environment by participating in the contest. This poster contest, Change Tomorrow-Today-Recycle, helps the community to achieve a goal of higher excellence in recycling, composting, and buying recycled products and packaging.
The posters are on display at the Pickens County Government building located at 1266 East Church Street. We invite you to stop and enjoy the winner’s posters.
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.
2nd Annual Operation Clean Sweep
KPB plans to conduct “Operation Clean Sweep” again this year. On Saturday, April 15th, KPB and community volunteers will “Clean Sweep” the litter off a section of road here in Pickens County. Send us your choice for the most littered stretch of road and we will pick one to “Clean Sweep”. Send your submission to KPB via email: [email protected] or via phone at 706-253-3600. You can also find us on facebook and submit your entry.
If you want to volunteer to help pick up litter on April 15th, let us know at facebook, by email or by phone as listed above. Give us your name and contact info. We will get in touch with you to arrange for your participation.
“BRING ONE FOR THE CHIPPER 2017”
CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING EVENT
WHEN: Saturday, January 7, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
WHAT: Area residents will go green and drop off Christmas trees to be chipped into mulch or used as a wildlife habitat. The event educates the public on recycling and environmental conservation. It also allows communities to put discarded Christmas trees to good use. The program has been a holiday tradition in Georgia for more than 26 years and is the largest tree recycling program in the nation.
WHERE: Your old tree will be reused as mulch or wildlife habitat. Drop off your undecorated Christmas tree for recycling at the Park’n Ride across from the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce Building in Newton Park (500 Stegall Street)
FOR INFORMATION CALL: Keep Pickens Beautiful, 706-253-3600 Or visit us at www.keeppickensbeautiful.org or on Facebook
- * 108,468 trees were collected in GA . Of these 105.369 were recycled into mulch for playgrounds, city and county landscap8ing projects, and individual homes.
- Pickens contributed 140 of the tress collected.
- * 1,116 trees were sunk into lakes across the state to provide fish habitats. 1,587 were wsed for fuel or other uses.
- * Over 6 million Christmas trees have been recycled and diverted from land fills since the start of the program.
- * 60 local governments and / or organizations participated.
- * 189 collection sites were set up throughout the State.
- * 1,167 volunteers donated 5,071 hours of time.were set up throughout