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Wishing You a Clean, Green and Beautiful Holiday Season

We can't believe it's already December, but as we reflect on the past year, we're very proud of all of your accomplishments. Keep Mississippi Beautiful's active affiliate network has picked up tens of thousands of pounds of trash, planted thousands of trees and launched a new wildflower project and rallied thousands of volunteers for a cleaner, greener Mississippi.

2016 was a tremendous year for the state's new wildflower project. With your help, our Wildflower Trails of Mississippi effort has led to blooms across the state. And the project is just budding!

This year, we had the largest percentage of affiliates that were part of Keep America Beautiful’s Presidents Circle and in good standing with the organization. That speaks volumes for the quality of work and programming of our Mississippi affiliates. Additionally, Mississippi affiliates together received more than $100,000 in grants.

Let's celebrate our accomplishments in 2016 and gear up for many more in 2017.
Happy Holidays!

- The KMB Team

Welcome Keep Panola County Beautiful and Keep Canton Beautiful!

We're excited to announce that we have two new affiliates joining the KMB network -- Keep Panola County Beautiful and Keep Canton Beautiful.

Contact information for our new affiliate directors, Jennifer Jackson and Joy Dodson, is available on Our Affiliates webpage. Additionally, you can find Keep Canton Beautiful on Facebook.


 

Keep Harrison County Beautiful Awards Coca-Cola Bin Grant

Keep Harrison County Beautiful received one of 62 grants from Keep America Beautiful and The Coca-Cola Foundation as part of an effort to make recycling bins more readily available and convenient. The Coca-Cola/Keep America Beautiful Public Space Recycling Bin Grant Program addresses one of the primary barriers to recycling in public spaces -- access and convenience.
 

KMB's board of directors recently met to make plans for 2017 as well as tour Nucor Steel Jackson.

Mississippi's Young Cleaning and Greening Hero

Keep The Rez Beautiful has an extraordinary volunteer who has a passion for keeping the Ross Barnett Reservoir in Ridgeland, Mississippi, clean and beautiful!  

Nine-year-old Rebecca (Becca) Blair has been picking up litter and volunteering for kayak cleanups around the Reservoir and down the Pearl River, since she was 4!  

In March of this year, Becca decided to start a curbside recycling program in her new neighborhood as part of her Homeschooled Math requirements.

Read more. You can also watch Becca on
Walt Grayson's weekly "Making a Difference" featured here.

Keep Simpson County Beautiful recently used a grant from Lowe's to build and landscape a pavilion.
KMB is partnering with Mannsdale Elementary to start a recycling program. Thank you Waste Management for donating the recycling bins!
  • December 20, Deadline for Mississippi Recycling Coalition's Grant Program: These grants help schools start or create recycling programs. Learn more.
  • January 24-26, Keep America Beautiful's Annual Conference: Annual meeting to be held in Washington, D.C.
  • April 6, Annual Awards Program: 11:30 a.m. at Country Club of Jackson.
Please send us upcoming events to include in our e-newsletter as well as our Calendar webpage.
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