KPB – Keep Pickens Beautiful
TIRE AMENSTY 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 if how you can have a part in the Great American Cleanup please call our office at 706-253-3600 for information.
EVENT PLANS FOR GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP
- PICKENS COUNTY – CLEAN UP – TIRE AMENSTY
- CITY OF JASPER – EACH SATURDAY IN APRIL THE CITY WILL PICK UP CURB SIDE BRUSH, LIMBS, ETC. SEE WATER BILL FOR DETAILS.
- CITY OF NELSON – DAILY LITTER PICK UP THROUGH OUT NELSON.
- TOWN OF TALKING ROCK – WORK TO RESTORE PARK TRASH DAY FOR ODD ITEMS
- TATE COMMUNITY- TREE PLANTING AT DEPOT
- ALL SCHOOLS – CLEANUP AND BEAUTIFY
- ADOPT A ROAD VOLUNTEERS – PICK UP THEIR ASSIGNED ROADS
- SHREDDER – Saturday APRIL 16TH 9:00 TO NOON
- OPERATION CLEAN SWEEP NOON – FINISHED
- SPRUCE UP THE MURAL IN DOWNTOWN JASPER
- KPB OFFICE SPRUCE UP THE GROUNDS
Sheriff Donnie Craig is a great ally in KPB’s efforts to beautify Pickens County. He allows inmates from the County Detention Center to pick up litter. I know everyone has seen these men gathering litter from our roads and highways. We are grateful to those who volunteer for this duty and to Sheriff Craig for allowing this effort and for providing a Deputy to supervise the clean-up.
“Operation Clean Sweep” is a new effort to go along with these ongoing efforts to keep our roads free from litter. If you have a road to submit for Operation Clean Sweep, contact KPB byphone or by Email. You can also leave a post on our Facebook page to nominate a road. KPB will review the nominations and pick a “winner” to be the object of a crew of volunteers to pick up litter.
The deadline for nominations will be April 8th at Noon. If weather permits, we will “Clean Sweep” the chosen road on Saturday April 16th. Our plan will be for all volunteers to meet at the First Baptist Church parking lot at noon where we will carpool to the site. It is expected that with travel time and clean-up, “Operation Clean Sweep” should last approximately two to three hours. Depending on interest from the community we may have to limit the number of volunteers that we can have on the side of the chosen roadway.
L to R Standing: Jim Harvey, County Marshall, Bart Connelly, KPB Board member, Larry Ray, Mayor of Nelson, Randy Banks, Mayor of Talking Rock, Stan Barnett, Ron Jager, KPB Board members. Seated: Carol Opdenhoff, KPB President, Commissioner Rob Jones, Gloria Proudfoot KPB Office Manager.
APRIL PROCLAIMED AS GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP MONTH April is proclaimed as Cleanup Month. Pickens County Commissioner Robert Jones, Randy Banks, Mayor of Talking Rock, and Larry Ray, Mayor of Nelson signed a proclamation designating April as clean-up month. 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 2016. Be part of the big picture! If you have question or for more information on how you can be a part of Keep Pickens Beautiful, call our office at 706-253-3600, or go to our web page for more details about the planned public events for this year. www.keeppickensbeautiful.org.
October 2015 Getting a face lift.
Keep Pickens Beautiful is cleaning up the Marble Monument on Highway 515. The monument was given a good scrubbing and plans are being made to install a new flood light, replacing the old light with a LED long lasting energy saving bulb.
The Monument was dedicated in September, 2004; it weighs ten ton and was a 3 year long project. The marble was donated by Georgia Marble – Polycor. This monument is to recognize the marble industry and its contribution to Pickens County and the citizens of the north Georgia Mountains for over three generations. We can all be proud of the people who worked and toiled in our county mines and quarries. This monument was a community project involving the State, County, and City employees. spearheaded by KPB.
Remember the 3 “R’S” Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. For more information contact KPB at 706-253-3600 and visit us on our web page keeppickensbeautiful.org and face book.