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!

Beautification Initiatives

Face Lift at the KPB Vista in the Sharptop Arts Center Garden

  !cid_ii_141e584ccf0f9f16   Mary Ann with the chairs before they were improved.

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

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.

 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

Mural at Marble Hill

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.

  KPB Memorial Garden

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!