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KLB honored for efforts to protect, improve environment
KLB Governor Circle

Keep Liberty Beautiful recently received a Governor’s Circle Award for its outstanding achievements in community beautification and environmental sustainability. 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 Liberty Beautiful is a community education, volunteer action organization focused on litter prevention, beautification and community improvement, waste reduction and recycling, storm-water pollution, water conservation education and awareness. KLB has been an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful since 1983. Keep Liberty Beautiful embraces the goal of Keep America Beautiful: To engage individuals in taking greater responsibility for improving their community environments. To learn more about Keep Liberty Beautiful or get involved in its volunteering programs, please call 912-880-4888, email or visit

“We at Keep Liberty Beautiful know that our awesome volunteers and sponsors are what make this awarding program a success,” said Karen Bell, executive director of Keep Liberty Beautiful. “We get to support Liberty County with programs such as Rivers Alive, Great American Cleanup, the Adopt Liberty Program, Recycle It! Fairs, and Arbor Day.”  “With us all working together it makes our community a better, cleaner, and beautiful place to live.”  

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