TIRE AMNESTY MONTH OF APRIL FOR PICKENS COUNTY RESIDENTS

Pickens County residents only may take four (4) scrap passenger size tires, maximum per family, off the rims, to the Pickens County Recycle Center at 3141 Camp Road, Jasper  and 9720 Cove Road, Marble Hill, during the month of April as part of the Great American Clean.

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 possibility 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 clean up our county and protect our environment.

The Great American Cleanup is like a puzzle, if everyone does a small part in the clean up 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.

 EVENT PLANS FOR GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP

  • PICKENS COUNTY – CLEAN UP – TIRE AMNESTY
  • TATE COMMUNITY- TREE PLANTING – CLEANUP AT PARK
  • ALL SCHOOLS – CLEANUP AND BEAUTIFY
  • ADOPT A ROAD VOLUNTEERS – PICK UP THEIR ASSIGNED ROADS
  • SHREDDER – MONDAY APRIL 15TH NOON TO 3:00 – 124 W. Church Street IBMSECU

APRIL IS THE GREAT AMERICAN CLEAN UP NATIONWIDE

COMING SOON TO AN AREA NEAR YOU!

April all across the county is designated as clean up, fix up, paint up and plant up.

Let’s make Pickens County shine, by cleaning up our yards, doing that painting and planting, you have been putting off.  Keep Pickens Beautiful will be presenting an award at the end of April, to a home and business that has beautified their property. You can nominate someone by calling our office at 706-253-3600, or go online and send us a picture. [email protected]

Christmas Tree at the Library

Keep Pickens Beautiful would like to say “Thank you” to the students at Harmony Elementary School who participated in making decorations for the KPB Christmas tree.  The tree is part of the Festival of Trees held yearly at the Pickens County Library.  Susan Anderson, their teacher, had the children use their imaginations to create the ornaments by recycling everyday items such as paper, corks, milk cartons, light bulbs.  The students came up with great ways to recycle everyday items we might call trash into unique tree ornaments.  Please take time out of your busy schedule to visit the library during regular hours and view all the beautifully decorated trees.  Keep Pickens Beautiful would like to invite you to make a New Year’s resolution to start recycling in your home or workplace in 2019.  If you need help or more information about recycling please call the KPB office at 706-253-3600, or visit our web page at keeppickensbeautiful.org.

ADOPT A ROAD VOLUNTEER AWARDED

L-R: Michael Haviland, Al Rothe & Stan Barnett KPB Boards members, Bart Connelly. AAR Chairman

“When I relocated to Georgia 9 years ago, I was disappointed to discover a great deal of discarded litter along the roads in the major roads leading into the City Of Nelson.  I took it upon myself to start picking up trash near my residence.  I also took the initiative to clear away and expose the Tate sidewalks that had been overgrown with years of kudzu growth, at the HWY 53 intersection.  I also edged these sidewalks and mowed the public right of away.  After about 2 years on my own, I signed up with KPB and began a formal record of each bag of litter that was picked up, to be able give KPB an accurate monthly accounting of my trash pickup.

“In my reporting to KPB, I serviced a distance of 1.65 miles out, and another 1.65 return, for a total distance of 3.30 miles.  On average, I picked up trash pretty consistently about every two weeks, over a period 5 years to reach my total of 1,000 bags of litter.  When I had reached a total 500 bags of trash, I was given an award by KPB.  It was at this point I made a personal goal to pick up a total of 1,000 bags after realizing that my volunteer trash pickup represented constituted a really large part of the entire annual KPB total.

“My goal was to try to make a positive difference in the appearance of the community.  Hopefully by volunteering to clean up the right of away, the missing pride and respect for our community might be restored.”        -Michael Haviland

Keep Pickens Beautiful is pleased to present Michael Haviland with another plaque honoring him for something we don’t believe any other AAR volunteer has ever done.  Our grateful thanks to Michael and all of our AAR Volunteers.  Our goal would be to not need volunteers to pick up our roadway and that our citizens would stop throwing their trash out.  If you would like to become part of our organization to keep Pickens clean and beautiful contact us at 706-253-3600 visit us on our web page or face book. www.keeppickensbeautiful.org.

New Adopt-a-Road Volunteers!

Keep Pickens Beautiful is pleased to announce 2 more families have joined our Adopt A Road program. Neighbors Dick and Donna Evans (on the left) Joe and Deb Vess (on the right) got together to adopt Sunrise Ridge Road between Burnt Mountain Road (Hwy 136) and Bear Paw Road. Their first pick up yielded a truck load of litter. Thank you folks for caring about our beautiful county and helping to keep it clean.

Littering the roadways is a crime in the State of Georgia, punishable by a LARGE fine and/or jail time.

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 or visit our webwww.keeppickensbeautiful.org.