Keep Thomas County Beautiful
KTCB believes that every individual has the responsibility to protect and preserve our community environment. We emphasize four areas: Litter, Waste Reduction and Recycling, Beautification, and Education. If any of these areas appeal to you, we invite you to join us in keeping Thomas County beautiful.
Great American Cleanup
Keep America Beautiful's Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest community improvement program, takes place annually from March 1 through May 31, involving an estimated 3.9 million volunteers and participants. The hardworking volunteer donate more than 5.7 million hours to clean, beautify and improve more than 33,700 communities during more than 30,000 events in all 50 states and beyond. Activities include beautifying parks and recreation areas, cleaning seashores and waterways, handling recycling collections, picking up litter, planting trees and flowers, and conducting educational programs and litter-free events.
KeepThomas County Beautiful is looking for volunteers to participate during the event beginning April 19th.
“This event is part of a national effort to clean up communities,” said Pam Lister, Executive Director of Keep Thomas County Beautiful. “This is about pulling together volunteers to make Thomas County even more attractive for our citizens as well as visitors.”
Cleanups will scheduled starting at 9am on April 19th and continuing throughout the week of April 26. Teams of volunteers will tackle litter in designated areas that will be assigned on a first-register- first-assigned basis. The first 200 volunteers to register will receive a T-shirt for his/her efforts.
Individuals, civic and religious groups, and businesses are encourage to participate in the gateway cleanups. Why participate? Indirect costs include the degree to which litter reduces the value of real estate, deters a customer from entering a business, or a new employer from locating to a community. Eradicating litter in our community improves the quality of life for everyone.
“Keep Thomas County Beautiful is really excited to participate in this national cleanup effort,” Lister said. “We’re so proud of our incredible community, and we want to keep it looking its best. We can’t wait to get the whole county involved in this cleanup effort.”
To register your team, click here.