Beautification projects and recognition of efforts throughout the county are a central focus of KPB’s mission. Our Board members and community volunteers help improve the quality of life in Pickens County by promoting litter pick-up, garden improvements, and more!
Face Lift at the KPB Vista in the Sharptop Arts Center Garden
Check out the difference that Keep Pickens Beautiful Board Members, Mary Ann Rentz and Fran Dodd (with help from Fred), made to the chairs at the KPB Sharptop Vista!
This is just one example of how you can reuse, recycle, and reduce.
Some goals of Keep Pickens Beautiful are:
– To maintain a sustained litter reduction
– To promote voluntary recycling
– To improve waste handling practices in all communities
Pickens County residents can:
– Support our efforts by becoming Members
– Join our Board of Directors
– Adopt A Road
– Help with Beautification efforts
– And much more!
If you would like to learn more about KPB, you can contact the office at 706-253-3600.
Downtown Jasper “Trail of Tears” Mural
Marble Hill Mural
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.
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.