New Adopt A Road Volunteers

Keep Pickens Beautiful is pleased to announce another Adopt A Road member. Pastor Gary Hullquist and his Church, Talking Rock Sabbath Chapel, have volunteered to pickup West Price Creek Road between Jones Mountain Road and Burnt Mountain Road. Our thanks to the Talking Rock Sabbath Chapel another road in our beautiful county will be cleaned up.

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 to become a volunteer contact our office at 706-253-3600 and visit our web page at www.keeppickensbeautiful.org.

Carol Opdenhoff, Office Manager

RECYCLED TIRE MARKET FINDING NEW APPLICATIONS FOR RUBBER

For decades, the U. S. scrap tire industry has worked diligently to improve the consumption of scrap tires throughout the country. According to the U. S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) in 1990, only 11 percent of annually generated scrap tires were consumed in beneficial end-use markets.

According to USTMA, in 2017 now over 25 percent of the approximately 62 million tires are used for playgrounds, landscaping mulch and molded and extruded products as the most prolific segments. Today’s crumb rubber is the result of removing metal and fabric from old tires and grinding the scrap tires into different sized pieces for specific applications

Doris Wigington City Park Extension

Keep Pickens Beautiful has been working in the City park extension located off Lumber Company Road. KPB has purchased a Cabana (pictured) and done grounds work around the building. New recycle and trash containers have been put in place for the convenience of those who wish to have a picnic in the park.

The park is located at the trail head of a walking path that is a loop about 2 ½ miles long. It is scenic and very lovely peaceful place, until the local train passes through. Take a picnic lunch and check it out.

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 www.keeppickensbeautiful.org, for more information.

KPB is celebrating 30 years of Keeping Pickens Beautiful.

Award to Board Member, Codi Van Atta

left to right Codi VanAtta, Mary Ann Rentz, President

Keep Pickens Beautiful honored longtime board member Codi VanAtta, who served as a faithful member five years.   Codi was presented with a plaque by the KPB Board of Directors, at their monthly meeting. She was a great resource, hard worker and contributed too many KPB projects over the years of her service. Codi served as Membership Chair and Secretary and Treasurer, she plans to return to the board when she retires.

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 www.keeppickensbeautiful.org, for more information.

KPB is celebrating 30 years of keeping Pickens Beautiful.