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Keep Liberty Beautiful receives Governor’s Circle Recognition
Organization honored for efforts to protect, improve local environment
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Karen E. Bell, Keep Liberty Beautiful executive director, and Willa Lewis, Keep Liberty Beautiful chairman. (Tom Meyer/Coastal Courier)

Keep Liberty Beautiful received a 2019/2020 Governor’s Circle Award for its outstanding achievements in community beautification and environmental sustainability last week. The award, presented by the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation during its 2019 Awards Luncheon in Atlanta, recognizes exemplary performance in litter reduction, waste minimization, and community greening. The Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation will also honor recipients at their annual legislative day at the Georgia Capitol on January 30, 2020.

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 in taking greater responsibility for their community spaces. Additionally, the affiliate must be an active member of the Georgia network. 

“We believe that everyone deserves to live in a clean, green, and beautiful environment,” said Natalie Johnston-Russell, executive director of the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation. “The recipients of this award have proven themselves to be dedicated to that cause, and we’re thankful for the work they do every day to move our mission forward across Georgia.”

Established in 1983, Keep Liberty Beautiful is one of 78 Keep America Beautiful / Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation affiliates.  Keep Liberty Beautiful is a community education and volunteer action program that focus on litter prevention and eradication, waste reduction and recycling, Storm water Pollution and water conservation, and community beautification and environmental improvement.  For more information about our program, call (912) 880-4888, email, visit and follow us on Facebook, and Instagram.

“Liberty County is a great place to live, work, and enjoy,” said Keep Liberty Beautiful Executive Director Karen Bell. “We appreciate all the support received from our Volunteers in Liberty County and look forward to another Clean, Green and Beautiful year!”  

About the Keep 

Georgia Beautiful 


The Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation has a 41-year history of doing the little things that make a big difference in Georgia’s communities. Established in 1978, we aim to educate and inspire Georgians to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environments. The Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation supports more than 70 local affiliates across the state, and its programs represent 80% of Georgia’s population. We also strive to engage new communities and individuals in our efforts to end littering, promote recycling and waste reduction, and beautify communities. For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

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