Dr. Karen Bell
Keep Liberty Beautiful
Keep Liberty Beautiful is now accepting applications for youth wanting a leadership role in environmental education. KLB’s Youth Leadership Program, called Green Leaders, will accept up to four applicants this year. Applicants must be entering the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade and in good academic standing at their schools.
Green Leaders is an opportunity to serve in leadership roles in environmental events during the 2022–23 academic year while earning community service hours for involvement in KLB activities. Green Leaders will assist in implementing community activities while building leadership skills.
A maximum of 100 volunteer hours can be earned during the year by participating in a variety of environmental activities, including:
• Environmental education displays at community events
• Community litter cleanup events
• Earth Day
• America Recycles Day
• Recycling events and collections
• Community awareness activities at parades and other community events
• Community improvement/ beautification projects • Feedback on youth involvement for organization advisory board Many KLB programs are held on Saturday mornings, no more than 8 to 10 times during the year.
A minimum of 70 hours must be completed to be eligible for an award stipend of $500 in May 2023 and possible nominations for local and state award recognition programs.
To apply, visit the KLB website for application by Aug. 20, 2022. Keep Liberty Beautiful also needs boat captains to volunteer their time and boats to transport volunteers to St. Catherine’s Island for our annual Beach Sweep 2022, slated for Saturday, Sept. 10. Boat captains can leave after dropping off volunteers and return to Halfmoon Marina or Sunbury Boat Ramp. We check in at 8 a.m. and usually return by 1 p.m.
We usually need about 10 boats to adequately provide seating for our volunteers. Launch fees for your boat will be paid by KLB for Halfmoon Marina. We also offer all cleanup supplies, food, drinks and T-shirts.
If you are a boat captain with a boat and would like to participate or find out more information, please contact KLB at (912) 880-- 4888. You can also sign up online at bit.ly/KLB_Boat_ Captains_2022.
For more information on these or the KLB’s other programs, visit the Keep Liberty Beautiful Facebook page or contact us at (912) 880-4888 or klcb@libertycountyga. com.