Dr. Karen Bell
Keep Liberty Beautiful
Keep Liberty Beautiful would like to thank the many restaurants, hotels, coffee shops, and bars participating in the cigarette litter prevention coaster/ placemats giveaway campaign “Georgia’s Coast Is Not An Ashtray,” this Friday, Aug. 18. KLB will also give away 20 campaign T-shirts. Details on how to receive a T-shirt will be located on the KLB Facebook page.
Remember that because they are made of cellulose acetate, a type of plastic, cigarette butts do not biodegrade and are the nation’s No. 1 most littered item. Blown or tossed into storm drains and waterways, they become toxic litter, potentially harming sensitive ecosystems and their inhabitants.
Please look for the messaged drink coasters and placemats on Aug. 19 at the following Liberty County locations:
• Izola’s Country Café
• Zum Rosenhof German Restaurant
• The Yellow Bee
• Sunbury Crab Company • Rodeo Mexican Restaurant
• Ruby Tuesday
• Ole Times Country Buffet
• Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill
• El Cazador Mexican Restaurant
• Smokin’ Pig The BBQ Joint
• Waffle House
• Huddle House
• Angie’s Diner
• Pizza Peddler
• JJ’s Bar & Grill
• La Quinta Inn & Suites
• That’s Italian Pizza & Pasta
• Captain Joe’s Seafood Midway
• McDonald’s in Liberty County
• Mr. Pizza
• Barbeque Heaven
• OD Crab House
• Chili’s Grill & Bar
• Golden Habachi Buffet • Holiday Inn
• Hampton Inn
• Cook Out Hinesville
• Barberitos A Southwestern Grille & Cantina
• Hog n Bones
• Good to Go Jamaican Restaurant
“We hope this Cigarette Litter Prevention Event helps spread the message about cigarette litter prevention,” said Keep Liberty Beautiful Executive Director Karen Bell. “We appreciate all the support received from the Liberty County restaurants, cafes, hotels, coffee shops, and bars that use the messaged drink coasters and placemats. We could not do it without them!”
Keep Liberty Beautiful is partnering with the Liberty County Extension to participate in the Great Georgia Pollinator Census on Aug. 19 and Aug. 20 at the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway. Please join us from 10 a.m.–noon as we count our county’s pollinators and participate in tree and plant giveaways. We also have three art activities that families can do.
For more information on this event, contact KLB at klcb@libertycountyga. com or (912) 880-4888.
KLB will also sponsor the August Chamber Progress through People Luncheon on Thursday, Aug. 25, at noon at the Performing Arts Center on East Oglethorpe Highway. Registration for this luncheon is arranged through the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce at email@example.com or (912) 368-4445. September is a busy month for Keep Liberty Beautiful, and I cannot wait to share the information on all our upcoming events in September. First, we have the Native Plants Awareness events. Most of the information we share on native plants will be on Facebook and Instagram.
The next event is our annual beach sweep on St. Catherine’s Island on Saturday, Sept. 10. A beach sweep means we will be “sweeping” any trash and debris left on the beaches by beach visitors.
This is one of the most popular cleanups we do. We are soliciting boaters to volunteer to provide transportation for our cleanup volunteers that day. If you have a boat and would like to participate, we would certainly welcome your involvement! We book volunteers in the order we receive their requests. You can sign up at www.signup genius.com (the email to search is klcb@liberty countyga.com), or you can contact KLB by phone at (912) 880-4888 register.
KLB has partnered with Georgia Coastal Management Program/ Coca-Cola United and Target for the Build Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop on Sept. 22 from 10 a.m.–noon at the Liberty County Community Complex. If you are interested in attending the workshop, please visit the KLB website for the link.
Additionally, there will be a fee for the event. If you would like to pay in person by check, it will be $35. The check must be received three days before the event. If you wish to pay online by credit card, the fee will be $40.02.
The last event in September is Your State Parks Day, on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come assist with sprucing up Fort Morris Historic Site.
To learn more about our upcoming events or ways you can be involved with Keep Liberty Beautiful, check out our website at www.keeplibertybeautiful. org. You can also contact KLB at (912) 880-4888 or email us at klcb@liberty countyga.com.