Beautification Initiatives



  !cid_ii_141e584ccf0f9f16   Mary Ann with the before chairs…���.

Chairs after Fran and Fred’s magic touch!  !cid_ii_141e586725a33c5f

       ……���.WOW, WOW, WOW…���….

What a difference the Keep Pickens Beautiful board members,�� Mary Ann Rentz and Fran Dodd with the help from Fred, made to the chairs at Sharptop Vista.

This is just one example of how you can reuse, recycle and reduce waste.

The goals of  KPB are:

– To maintain a sustained litter reduction

– To promote voluntary recycling

– To improve waste handling practices in all communities

KPB visitors have an opportunity to become:

–   ��  ��   Members

–    �� ������������   Adopt a road

-����         Join the Beautification committee

– ����       Volunteer on the Index committee

If you would like to learn more about KPB, you can contact the office at 706-253-3600 or visit our web-sit at

 Under the leadership of Mary Ann Rentz, beautification takes on many forms in our county.  Mary Ann has been instrumental in the beautiful murals that grace our County in Jasper, Marble Hill and Talking Rock.

Murals at Talking Rock

TR Murial 2

TR Murial 1

Downtown Jasper “Trail of Tears” Mural

Jasper Murial

Marble Hill Mural

MH Murial

Memorial / Honorary Garden

KPB established a Memorial ~ Honorary Garden in 2002, located at the Chamber of Commerce Building in Lee Newton Park.  The garden is near the picnic area and provides quiet serene place to relax and reflect on your surroundings. Trees and shrubs have been planted in honor or memory of loved ones and a marble plaque to reflect the name of the person.  That same year KPB erected a Pergola and placed benches in the garden area.MG 2

Marble Monument


September 14, 2005 Keep Pickens Beautiful dedicated the Marble Monument, located at the Georgia Forestry Department at the corner of State Highway 515 and Industrial Roads. The monument recognizes the marble industry and its contribution to Pickens County and the citizens of the north Georgia mountains for over 3 generations.  Our thanks to Georgia Marble-Poly-cor for their generous donation of a 10 ton block of marble.  Many other people along with City and County employees helped with the erection of the monument.

KPB Office “Facelift”

Office rehab 1The KPB office got a face lift in 2009 with the help of board members, fresh paint, a new roof, the addition of fence and pergola with seating.  This under taking was a community Office rehab 2effort with KPB, the City of Jasper and donations from Home Depot and Lee Dunn the corner was transformed.

Drop in for a visit some time!