KAB In the News – August 2022

by | Aug 5, 2022

STAMFORD, Conn. (August 2022) – This month, Keep America Beautiful is introducing a new communications initiative: KAB In the News. Each month, we’ll be publishing a list of stories from across America that feature the work of Keep America Beautiful and its 700 affiliates. Every day, we are tracking articles, stories, and mentions about the efforts of the thousands of staff members and volunteers who make Keep America Beautiful the nation’s leading community improvement organization.

We feel it’s important to gather these where they are easily accessible in one space, to share with our supporters and those interested in knowing more about KAB. We will update this page every day.

If you are an affiliate and have a story to add to this list, please email Director of Communications, Abby Turpin, at aturpin@kab.org.

August 1:

TDOT, University of Memphis Partner to Support River Communities

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful seeks waterway stewards

Wolf Administration calls on Pennsylvanians to ‘Fight Dirty’ in anti-litter campaign

Replanting trees in the aftermath of natural disasters | Across the Sky podcast

August 2:

Keep the Midlands Beautiful to host Lakeside Litter Sweep Cleanup event on Lake Murray

Pennsylvanians asked to ‘Fight Dirty’ in new anti-litter campaign

Wolf administration announces anti-litter campaign

City of Tyler seeking volunteers for Parks Service Day

Right Fit: A Can of Spray Paint Leads Gavin Bird to Mural for Ridgeland’s Wildflower Field

August 3:

BISD recycling effort saves trees, landfill space

Recycle Saline in larger, more central space

Gov. Wolf calls on Pennsylvania in new anti-litter campaign

August 4:

Port St. Lucie’s Adopt-a-Street celebrated its 30th year anniversary with an appreciation breakfast

McDonald’s Customers Should Prepare For This ‘Ambitious’ Change Coming To Restaurants Soon

‘Zapping’ roadside litter needs support from our local stores and more

August 5:

TN River Cleanup Efforts to Increase with Expansion of Nonprofit Fleet

City Of Roswell: Roswell’s Annual Rivers Alive Cleanup Returns Sept. 17

Keep Irving Beautiful Presents Annual Awards – Local Community Members Honored at Ceremony

August 6:

Nearly 14,000 lbs. of trash collected during Fresno’s citywide community event

August 7:

Keep Laredo Beautiful wins prestigious award against big Texas cities

August 8:

Giant chalkboard Tampa sign arrives so residents can write love letters to the city

Fayetteville art initiative to launch in hopes of combatting graffiti practices within the city

August 9:

Here’s How You Can Help ZAP the Blackstone River of Pollution

Keep Victoria Beautiful to hold citywide Fall Sweep

August 10:

West TN recycling Hub earns Environmental Education and Outreach award

Tennessee River Cleanup Efforts to Increase With Expansion of Nonprofit Fleet Thanks to Donations From TVA and Yamaha Rightwaters™

Charlotte County homeless camp cleaned out as part of Operation Clean Slate

Annual cleanup of St. Catherines Island to begin weeks after wildfires burned 2,000+ acres

August 11:

Editorial: A welcome effort to fight littering in Pennsylvania

Keep Victoria Beautiful to host citywide Fall Sweep

Keep Irving Beautiful Honors Local Community Members At Annual Awards

Master Watershed Steward program receives $10,000 grant

August 12:

Beautifying cities by removing litter

Yukon Main Street primed for second paint project

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful to work with PennDOT to reduce cigarette litter at state welcome centers

Dumpster Days are here again: Free recycling, disposal event returns next month

August 13:

Gov. Brian Kemp says preserving Georgia’s natural assets help its economic development during Governor’s Environmental Address

August 14:

Two local groups collaborate in efforts to keep Wilmington beautiful

Every litter bit matters in keeping Pennsylvania beautiful

Cleanup finds: beer bottles, tin cans, plastic bottles, chip bags, candy wrappers, VHS player, books, clothing, car and metal parts

30th annual South Holston Lake and River Cleanup held Saturday

August 15:

Don’t trash PA – cigs, wrappers and bottle caps pollute, cost millions to clean up

Local non-profit recycles every day litter for industrial products

Yes, Beach Cleanups Still Play an Important Role in Ocean Restoration

Maryville College grounds crew members recognized for Beautification Award efforts

‘Tarp Your Load’: Giveaway to be held during Jackson’s Community Clean-up Day

August 16:

Time to pitch in for Keep Tallahassee Beautiful’s 2022 Shoreline Cleanup

Artist reception this Thursday for ‘Yukon Sunset’ mural

Keep Louisiana Beautiful annual conference is Oct. 11-12

City of Bakersfield looking for members for Keep Bakersfield Beautiful committee

Keep Texas Beautiful recognizes Keep Plainview Beautiful as Gold Star Affiliate

August 17:

Keep Barnwell County Beautiful spreads community pride

Eye on the Environment: Keeping Hilliard beautiful, clean and green

Keep Woodland Park Beautiful hosts 20th annual Citywide Cleanup

$3,000 donation in Morehouse Parish being used to fight blight

Big Creek Connects and Keep Brooklyn Beautiful host environmental programs

The homeless and the trash: What to do?

KBB Announces Emergency Fundraiser To Relocate Beehive Near Labyrinth

August 18:

Conference focuses on beautifying communities

5 THINGS TO KNOW: What should I do since McAlester Recycling Center is accepting glass again?

Lunch & Learn: Is planting trees the answer to climate change?

How 3 US cities are protecting air quality – despite the West Virginia v. EPA Supreme Court ruling

Gaithersburg to create ‘army of trash warriors’ to clean up parks

City of Tyler calls for muralist submissions for latest project

August 19:

Keep Tyler Beautiful seeks entries for park mural contest

Marlins and Anheuser-Busch Team Up with Keep America Beautiful to Eliminate Waste on Gameday

Facts about the environment that might surprise you

August 20:

Beer cans, Styrofoam and a stiletto; Volunteers clean-up over college move-in weekend

Litter cleanup supplies available at rural Aiken County libraries

August 21:

Tennessee program ‘Trashercise’ nabs Innovation Award in Keep America Beautiful program

August 22:

OPINION | COLBIE JONES: Littering problem

There’s money in marine debris for charity trash collector

City of Jackson holds first Community Clean-Up


Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation to hold Nonprofit Recruitment Fair

Keep Victoria Beautiful welcomes volunteers for upcoming Fall Sweep

Recycling booth was a hit with fairgoers, official said

Bus Shelter Beautification Project Intertwines the Visual Arts, Environment

August 23:

Wilmington environmental non-profit taking action to keep local waters clean

‘Yukon Sunset’ artist pleased with mural response

Art of Trash Grabbing Workshop, Gaithersburg, Maryland

Keep Woodland Park Beautiful hosts annual Citywide Cleanup

Bentonville to hold city-wide ‘Clean the Streets Day’

Community clean up competition announced with $1,000 first place prize

August 24:

Registration open for annual International Coastal Cleanup

River cleanup event scheduled Sunday


26th Annual Trio of Gardens with Keep Midland Beautiful

Keep Victoria Beautiful, Master Naturalists restore butterfly garden

Keep Kingsport Beautiful announces August awards

August 25:

PHOTOS — Nature Nuggets: Pick up for wildlife

City leaders continue to encourage citizens to ‘Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful’

Volunteer to clean up the Trinity after record rains

August 26:

New York Times: On Remote Farms and in City Gardens, a Native American Movement Grows

Clean the Streets Day planned in Bentonville

5 years of litter prevention effort at Tybee Island

August 28:

Keep Bossier Beautiful hosting Dinner Under the Stars


August 29:

Keep America Beautiful Remembers Former KAB President, Roger W. Powers; 1932-2022

KGIB hosts golf tournament

Keep Athens Beautiful Shoot Out names winners

4th Annual Little River Run 5K set for Nov. 12 at Townsend Abbey

Memphis Athletics and Nobody Trashes Tennessee team up on 901 Day for Annual Blue & Gray Cleanup

Annual 9-11 Memorial Service Scheduled and Tree Planting Ceremony

August 30:

Keep Greene Beautiful Helping Organize Hazardous Waste Collection

Keep Brownwood Beautiful Completes Beehive Relocation

Keep Arkansas Beautiful kicks off its annual Great Arkansas Cleanup

MDOT Launches Anti-Litter Campaign Urging Marylanders to Eliminate Trash on State Roadways

Dollywood Partners with Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful to Recycle Plastic from Collected Cigarette Butts

Dollywood recycles plastic from 250k cigarette butts

Butts to benches: Dollywood partners with Tennessee nonprofit to recycle cigarette waste

Dollywood joins 7-state initiative recycling cigarette butts to keep TN River beautiful

August 31:

Jimmy Smith Jr. manages Thomasville, Ga., Solid Waste Department with passion

ConMed achieves RecycleOne Certification

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