Projects

  • Adopt-A Program

    Keep Golden Isles Beautiful Adopt-A groups are making a tremendous difference in our community! Volunteers from 100 Adopt-A groups perform quarterly litter pickups from roadways, parks, beaches, marshes and spots.   Adopt-A Program participation is easy for participants: read the Contractual Obligations & Safety Guidelines to see if this is

  • Special Cleanups

    Keep Golden Isles Beautiful Special Cleanups are an easy way to difference in our community! Volunteers perform one-time cleanups of area roadways, parks, beaches, marshes or spots. Special Cleanups participation is easy: ~ contact Keep Golden Isles Beautiful for cleanup location suggestions ~ sign a contractual agreement and liability waiver

  • Neighborhood Cleanups

    Keep Golden Isles Beautiful Neighborhood Cleanups are an easy and fun way to help keep neighborhoods clean, green and beautiful! Volunteers organize regular cleanups of their neighborhoods and mobilize neighbors to help. Neighborhood Cleanups participation is easy: ~ contact Keep Golden Isles Beautiful to plan the neighborhood cleanup ~ sign a contractual agreement

  • Citizens Litter Patrol

    Join the Keep Golden Isles Beautiful Citizens Litter Patrol and help fight litter bugs! Flicked cigarette butts, tossed trash, unsecured load litter – all tossed or spilled from vehicles, can be reported with the vehicle owner receiving an official notice in the mail. Be part of the solution by joining the

  • Trash Free Beach Initiative – Frequently Asked Questions

    Trash Free Beach Initiative Frequently Asked Questions Fact Sheet 1. What is a Trash Free Beach? It is a solid waste management strategy that Glynn County is currently implementing on the beaches of St. Simons by removing trash and recycling receptacles from the beach area and relocating those receptacles to

  • Litter Prevention Sculptures

    Litter Prevention Public Art Sculptures In 2015, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful volunteers recovered 65.6 tons of litter and 60.7 tons of recyclables from area roadways, waterways, marshes and public spaces.  Seeking innovative community engagement opportunities focusing on litter prevention, the organization was awarded two grants that fund a creative project

  • Cigarette Litter Prevention Program

      Cigarette butts are the nation’s number one most littered item. Made out of cellulose acetate, a type of plastic, they do not easily biodegrade. In 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful received Keep America Beautiful cigarette litter prevention program (CLPP) grants enabling the creation and promotion of

  • Cigarette Butt Recycling

    Keep Golden Isles Beautiful has partnered with TerraCycle to offer cigarette waste recycling options in the Golden Isles community.   Made of cellulose acetate, a type of plastic, cigarette butts do NOT biodegrade. Because they are made of plastic, cigarette butts CAN be recycled via TerraCycle and turned into low grade plastic

  • Georgia Coast-wide Cigarette Litter Outreach Program: GEORGIA’S COAST IS NOT AN ASHTRAY

    In an unprecedented effort, entities in Georgia’s six coastal counties have joined together to battle the nation’s number one most littered item: cigarette butts. GEORGIA'S COAST IS NOT AN ASHTRAY features traditional and non-traditional outreach activities with important messaging.

  • Salt Marsh & Waterway Cleanups

    Serving as the ocean’s nursery, salt marshes and estuaries serve an important ecological function and it’s extra important to keep land litter and marine debris out of these sensitive ecosystems.  Keep Golden Isles Beautiful volunteers routinely organize and participate in both salt marsh and waterway cleanups, providing important community service