For 23 consecutive years, Keep Smyrna Beautiful has been honored for excellence in environmental efforts - the newest a second place state award by the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation. (Courtesy of Smyrna)

Keep Smyrna Beautiful wins state award

Keep Smyrna Beautiful was honored recently with a second place award for its overall programs in 2018.

Presented by the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation, the award marks the 23rd consecutive year the local nonprofit has been recognized for excellence in environmental efforts.

Keep Smyrna Beautiful’s programs concern water quality, solid waste and recycling issues, trees, beautification, community sustainability (the community garden and outdoor market), mobility (bike racks) and community involvement (Adopt-A-Mile and other volunteer programs).

For 2018, Keep Smyrna Beautiful recorded:

  • 11,620 pounds of litter picked up.
  • 126 miles of roadway, trails and waterways cleaned.
  • 24,040 pounds of documents recycled at Document Shredding.
  • $2,000 given to Smyrna schools for beautification projects.
  • 1,582 volunteers.
  • 2,625 trees recycled at Bring One for the Chipper.

As the official organization for all things environmental in Smyrna, Keep Smyrna Beautiful has begun to work on projects such as Atlanta Regional Commission Green Cities Designation, EV Charging Stations and a Tree Save program.

Volunteers: Julie Barwig at 678-631-5119 or jbarwig@SmyrnaGa.gov

Information: SmyrnaGa.gov/your-government/departments/keep-smyrna-beautiful

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