Keep Golden Isles Beautiful Kicks Off the 21st Annual Great American Cleanup

Keep Golden Isles Beautiful Kicks Off the 21st Annual Great American Cleanup

BRUNSWICK, GA – (February 22, 2019) — Keep Golden Isles Beautiful welcomes spring by kicking off the 21st annual Great American Cleanup – the country’s largest community improvement program engaging more than 4 million volunteers in over 20,000 communities nationwide. A Keep America Beautiful national effort bringing people together to build and sustain vibrant communities, locally the event is celebrated with multiple community betterment opportunities.

“The Great American Cleanup happens in March, April and May,” said Lea King-Badyna, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful executive director. “During these months, volunteers of all ages and abilities are needed for a variety of local efforts. A big volunteer need this year is again for the March Marsh Madness marsh cleaning efforts as well as the City of Brunswick’s third annual City-wide Cleanup in April.”

Participating in a marsh cleanup, helping at Adopt-A-Highway roadway cleanups, enjoying a student recycled trash art exhibit and utilizing the organization’s offsite recycling bins are just a few ways that Glynn County and City of Brunswick citizens can participate in this year’s effort. A local highlight is the annual Electronics Recycling and More event held on May 18th at the Glynn Place Mall.

“Volunteers are the backbone of our organization,” added King-Badyna. “Community members are invited to join in our planned activities or even come up with their own. This year we are again promoting “Clean Your Block” effort in which neighbors celebrate community by cleaning their neighborhood blocks. By contacting Keep Golden Isles Beautiful, we can offer ideas, assistance, supplies, and also track local efforts which is important.”

“As we help keep the Golden Isles clean, green and beautiful we are joining with communities all across the nation in this huge national effort,” said Keep Golden Isles Beautiful board chairman Clement Cullens. “Waterway cleanups, tree plantings, green space beautification and beach sweeps strengthen our community and foster stewardship in both locals and visitors alike.”

For a list of local Great American Cleanup events and efforts, log onto KGIB.ORG. Contact Keep Golden Isles Beautiful at  or 279-1490 to find out how to organize your own effort.

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