The City of Greenville team was honored after the Spring 2018 Keep Meriwether Beautiful countywide cleanup for collecting 37 bags of trash.
Keep Meriwether Beautiful will conduct their next spring cleanup on Saturday, April 27, 2019. This will be the 7th countywide cleanup that KMB has conducted. Containers will be place in every town for citizens to bring their household items to be disposed of. Teams will be formed to compete for awards and prizes. Last year, the spring and fall cleanup resulted in 30 teams, 182 team members, 622 bags of trash, and 34 containers placed throughout the county. Meriwether County Public Works collected over 2300 tires in one year.
Keep Meriwether Beautiful receives Governor's Circle Recognition for efforts to protect and improve local environment in Meriwether County
Feb. 4, 2019
Keep Meriwether Beautiful received a Governor’s Circle Award for its outstanding achievements in community beautification and environmental sustainability this week
The award, presented annually by the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation in conjunction with its annual Legislative Day at the Georgia Capitol, recognizes exemplary performance in litter reduction, waste minimization, and community greening.
To qualify for the Governor’s Circle Award, affiliates must be in good standing with Keep America Beautiful, the national nonprofit that oversees state and local programming. Requirements include conducting an annual litter index, calculating the affiliate’s cost/benefit ratio, and engaging volunteers to take greater responsibility for their community environment. Additionally, the affiliate must be an active member of the Georgia network.
“We believe that everyone deserves to live in an environment that is healthy, safe, clean, and beautiful,” said Natalie Johnston-Russell, executive director of the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation. “The recipients of this award are an instrumental part of that mission, and we are thankful for their dedication and commitment.”
Keep Meriwether Beautiful was established in 2015 and will conduct their spring clean up on Saturday, April 27, 2019. This will be the 7th county wide clean up that KMB has conducted. Containers will be place in every town for citizens to bring their household items to be disposed of. Teams will be formed to compete for awards and prizes. Last year, the spring and fall clean up resulted in 30 teams, 182 team members, 622 bags of trash, and 34 containers placed throughout the county. Meriwether County Public Works collected over 2300 tires in one year.
KMB also coordinates the Adopt A Road program. The American Legion Post 88 is the first organization to adopt a road. Their members clean Judson Bulloch Road to River Road to the intersection of Raleigh Rd. Any organization or person can adopt a portion of a road and a sign will be installed on the road showing who has responsibility for cleaning the area. KMB also makes presentations to school and civic groups.
Carla Snider of Woodbury is Chairman with Don Cuttie of Luthersville serving as Vice Chair. Jane Fryer and Velinda Walton of the Meriwether County Industrial Development Authority coordinate the meetings and events. If anyone is interested in joining the committee, please contact them at 706/672-3467. KMB has a committee of over 50 volunteers. Everyone is welcome to participate
Mrs. Fryer commented that it is quite an honor to be awarded the President’s Circle recognition. There are strict standards that all must abide by and document that those steps have been completed. The Great American Clean up is just one many things the committee must do to receive the award.
About the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation
The Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation has a 40 year history of doing the little things that make a big difference in Georgia communities. Established as the first-ever state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful in 1978 by Governor George Busbee, the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation became a 501(3)c nonprofit in 2011 and builds sustainable communities through litter prevention, waste reduction, recycling, water resource management, and community greening. The Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation provides support to the largest network of local affiliates in the country, and our 78 local programs represent 80% of Georgia’s population. For more information, visit www.keepgeorgiabeautiful.org and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
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2019 Governor’s Circle Recognition Award Winners
Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful
Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful
Keep Atlanta Beautiful Commission
Keep Chatsworth-Murray Beautiful
Keep Cobb Beautiful
Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful
Keep Covington-Newton Beautiful
Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful, Inc.
Keep Douglas County Beautiful
Keep Douglasville Beautiful
Keep East Point Beautiful
Keep Forsyth County Beautiful
Keep Golden Isles Beautiful
Keep Hall Beautiful
Keep Haralson Beautiful
Keep Jackson County Beautiful
Keep Jones Beautiful Commission
Keep Kennesaw Beautiful
Keep Liberty Beautiful
Keep Lowndes Valdosta Beautiful
Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful Commission
Keep Madison County Beautiful
Keep McIntosh Beautiful
Keep Meriwether Beautiful
Keep Newnan Beautiful
Keep North Fulton Beautiful
Keep Oconee County Beautiful Commission
Keep Paulding Beautiful
Keep Riverdale Beautiful
Keep Roswell Beautiful
Keep Savannah Beautiful
Keep Screven Beautiful
Keep Smyrna Beautiful
Keep South Fulton Beautiful, Inc.
Keep Statesboro-Bulloch Beautiful
Keep Thomas County Beautiful
Keep Tift Beautiful
Keep Walton Beautiful
Keep Warner Robins Beautiful