STAMFORD, Conn. (May 15, 2019) – Sazerac Company, one of the largest family-owned distilleries in the United States, is partnering with national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful® and its Keep Massachusetts Beautiful state affiliate on a series of cleanup events in May and June.

Sazerac, Keep America Beautiful, and Keep Massachusetts Beautiful will engage volunteers in Framingham, Salem, and Plymouth in cleanup and green-up initiatives to help promote community vitality. Sazerac is a new national sponsor of the 2019 Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup®, the nation’s largest community improvement program which hosts community clean up events from March 20 through June 20. These initiatives reflect the company’s commitment to changing litter behavior across the country.

“As a family-owned business, Sazerac supports a strong ecosystem of organizations and individuals working together to keep our communities environmentally vibrant and healthy,” said Vice President of Government Relations Kellie Duhr. “Sazerac is proud to partner with Keep America Beautiful to empower individuals to care for their communities.”

Groups of volunteers will participate in the following cleanup events across Massachusetts:

  • Framingham, May 18: Cedar Woods Reservation
  • Salem, June 1: Downtown Salem
  • Plymouth, June 15: Center Hill Preserve

For more information about these events and other Keep Massachusetts Beautiful volunteer opportunities, visit and select the events tab to register for a particular cleanup event.

In Massachusetts and throughout the nation, millions of volunteers are working with Keep America Beautiful on outstanding Great American Cleanup events and experiential environment education programs that are structured to beautify parks, trails and recreation areas; clean shorelines and waterways; reduce waste and improve recycling; remove litter and debris; and plant trees and build community gardens, among other events.

“Our Great American Cleanup programs, designed to end littering, improve recycling and beautify our communities, happen because of our belief in a tri-sector partnership – bringing public, private, and government organizations to the table.  We welcome Sazerac to the Keep America Beautiful family and thank them for their support,” said Helen Lowman, president and CEO, Keep America Beautiful. “We’re thrilled to be working with them and our state affiliate, Keep Massachusetts Beautiful, to support clean and healthy communities.”

“We are thrilled Sazerac has joined Keep America Beautiful and Keep Massachusetts Beautiful to participate in events for the Great American Cleanup,” said Neil Rhein, Executive Director, Keep Massachusetts Beautiful. “These cleanups will not only beautify communities but spread awareness on best practices to dispose of waste.”

In addition to Sazerac, national sponsors of the 2019 Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup include Altria, Dow, The Glad Products Company, Niagara Bottling, Inc., and Northrop Grumman Corporation.

About Sazerac Company
Sazerac is one of America’s oldest family owned, privately held distillers with operations in Louisiana, Kentucky, Indiana, Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Maryland and California.

About Keep America Beautiful 
Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. Established in 1953, Keep America Beautiful strives to End Littering, Improve Recycling and Beautify America’s Communities. We believe everyone has a right to live in a clean, green and beautiful community, and shares a responsibility to contribute to that vision. The organization is driven by the work and passion of more than 600 Keep America Beautiful affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the collaborative support of corporate partners, social and civic service organizations, academia, municipalities, elected officials, and individuals.


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