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Keep Golden Isles Beautiful Special Cleanups are an easy way make to difference in our community! To help KGIB's 2 staff members provide more reach, VOLUNTEERS are the heart and soul of helping to keep our community clean and green. Volunteers initiate or join a one-time cleanup of a roadway, park, beach or marsh in need. We also offer Site Leader Training for those who would like to help KGIB lead cleanups but are unsure of where to begin.

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WITH YOUR GROUP

Are you visiting the Golden Isles or are you planning a company team-building project? Would you like to do good at the same time?

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Help KGIB clean up small bits of trash like cigarette butts and costume decorations from our beach after the big Friday event.

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Take action in the place you call home! KGIB Neighborhood Cleanups are an easy and fun way to make a difference. 

GA/FL Weekend Trash reduction efforts

NEIGHBORHOOD CLEAN YOUR BLOCK PARTY

 
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SITE LEADER TRAINING

Do you want to initiate a neighborhood cleanup or help KGIB lead one of their many cleanups throughout the year? Not sure how to begin?

Lea & Christy

Did you know that the marsh

is our ocean's nursery? Join KGIB cleanups throughout the month of March, or initiate your own.

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Join the annual Brunswick City-Wide Cleanup or initiate your own neighborhood cleanup.

MARSH MADNESS

city of brunswick city-wide cleanup

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Be part of something BIG – the country’s largest community improvement program, Keep America Beautiful’s GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP engages more than 4 million volunteers in over 20,000 communities nationwide. March - May

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Join our enewsletter and then answer the annual call to be on the KGIB Ecology Committee during the RSM Classic. Volunteers will collect and remove trash bags and recycling in shifts during the RSM Classic.

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Help keep our waterways clean by participating in a boat ramp, tidal creek, or marsh side cleanup. Join a KGIB cleanup or initiate one of your own each fall.

RSM CLASSIC ECOLOGY COMMITTEE

Great american cleanup

rIVERS ALIVE / INTERNATIONAL

COASTAL CLEANUP

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WITH YOUR GROUP

Are you visiting the Golden Isles or are you planning a company team-building project? Would you like to do good at the same time? Make a difference by removing litter from a road, marsh or beach that needs YOUr group. KGIB staff is standing by to suggest areas in need, or you may suggest a location of your own.

 

  1. contact us;

  2. complete the liability forms;

  3. pick up supplies like bags and gloves;

  4. pick up litter, take photos, complete report form;

  5. advise where trash is and we will have the bags of trash removed.

 

Be sure to check out our "Events" page if you'd rather tag along on a cleanup already on our schedule! Group leaders are asked to express their interest at info.kbgib@gmail.com or 912-279-1490. All ages and abilities are welcome and encouraged to attend. - GO BACK to more Special Cleanups -

 
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GA/FL Weekend Trash reduction efforts

Help KGIB clean up small bits of trash like cigarette butts and plastics from our beach after the big Friday event. Each year on the day before the annual Georgia/Florida football game, 8,000+ football fans gather in a small area on St. Simons Island’s East Beach. Waste left behind such as foam coolers, beverage cans, bottles and costume pieces can easily end up in the ocean and become a threat to marine life without intense cleanup efforts.

Volunteers are asked to meet at the old Coast Guard Station beach entrance boardwalk on St. Simons Island to sign in, receive direction/location assignments and get trash bags and gloves. Actual volunteer work time is anticipated at one hour and together, we clean all 41 public beach access points as well as the old Coast Guard Station beach. The effort is sponsored by Seaside Eyes.

The Community Beach Sweep initiative is organized by Keep Golden Isles Beautiful in partnership with Glynn County government, UGA Marine Extension & Georgia Sea Grant, UGA Public Service & Outreach, GA/DNR Coastal Resources Division, Golden Isles Convention & Visitors Bureau, Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce and its St. Simons/Sea Island Council, College of Coastal Georgia and GreenScene of Coastal Georgia.  - GO BACK to more Special Cleanups -

 
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NEIGHBORHOOD CLEAN YOUR BLOCK PARTY

Take action in the place you call home! KGIB Neighborhood Cleanups are an easy and fun way to help make a difference. Volunteers organize one-time or ongoing cleanups of their neighborhoods and mobilize neighbors to help.

Neighborhood Cleanup participation is easy:

  1. contact us;

  2. complete the liability forms;

  3. pick up supplies like bags and gloves;

  4. pick up litter, take photos, complete report form;

  5. advise where trash is and we will have the bags of trash removed.

 

Ready to get started? Take a look at these participation forms and then contact us: info.kbgib@gmail.com or 912-279-1490.

Contract & Safety Guidelines / Volunteer Waiver / Report Form

All ages and abilities are welcome and encouraged to attend. - GO BACK to more Special Cleanups -

 
 
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MARSH MADNESS

Roll up your sleeves, put on your boots and come get muddy with Keep Golden Isles Beautiful! Help keep the beautiful Marshes of Glynn litter free at one of KGIB's March “Marsh Madness” cleanups! Sponsored locally by Georgia-Pacific Brunswick Cellulose Mill and kicking off the national Great America Cleanup effort locally, salt marsh cleanups are planned for various days of the week and times for your convenience.

“Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate in Marsh Madness,” said KGIB executive director Lea King-Badyna. “Cleanups are planned for marsh bordering high ground, ocean bordering parks as well as down in the salt marshes themselves. This is our most expansive Marsh Madness effort to date, and a large volunteer turn out is crucial to making the biggest possible positive impact in removing trash and debris from this valuable natural resource. We greatly appreciate the organizations and individuals serving as site leaders for the Marsh Madness cleanups. With just a two-person staff, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful simply could not hold this many March cleanup events without their help and partnership,” continued King-Badyna.

Bags, gloves and volunteer water will be provided; boots, sunscreen, bug spray, clothes/shoes for mud recommended. Register to participate in any of the March Marsh Madness cleanups via Keep Golden Isles Beautiful at info.kbgib@gmail.com or 912-279-1490. Please arrive a few minutes early to cleanups to allow for volunteer check in. - GO BACK to more Special Cleanups -

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city of brunswick city-wide cleanup

Taking a neighborhood to neighborhood approach, the City utilizes volunteers to participate in a City-wide cleanup each year. Churches, youth groups, civic groups and the general public are encouraged to lend a hand. Trash bags, gloves and water will be provided. Bug spray, sunscreen and work clothes are recommended.

Volunteer “teams” can clean their neighborhoods or ask to be assigned neighborhoods in need. The team leader will be responsible for picking up the provided supplies from the Roosevelt Harris Jr. Senior Center event morning, distributing them at their respective cleanup locations and providing on-site volunteer direction. Individual volunteers are welcome and will be assigned to teams.

The City-wide Cleanup partners with the Brunswick Downtown Development Authority and Keep Golden Isles Beautiful to help keep the City clean, green and beautiful. For more information and/or to register a cleanup team, call 912/267-5500. - GO BACK to more Special Cleanups -

 
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Great american cleanup

Be a part of something BIG - the 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, and during these months, volunteers of all ages and abilities are needed for a variety of local efforts. 

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 at the Glynn Place Mall.

 

Check out our "Events" page to volunteer for the Great American Cleanup and be a part of something BIG!  - GO BACK to more Special Cleanups -

 
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rIVERS ALIVE / INTERNATIONAL

COASTAL CLEANUP

Help keep our waterways clean by participating in a boat ramp, tidal creek, or marsh side cleanup. Join a KGIB cleanup or initiate one of your own each fall. Keep Golden Isles Beautiful volunteers perform special cleanups within the focus period of the following two efforts and count specific littered items found:

RIVERS ALIVE is Georgia’s annual volunteer waterway cleanup event that targets all waterways in the State including streams, rivers, lakes, beaches and wetlands. The mission of Rivers Alive is to create awareness of and involvement in the preservation of Georgia’s water resources. Rivers Alive is held annually each fall and is a program of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division Outreach Program.

INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP is the world’s largest volunteer effort for our ocean and waterways. Ocean trash is a serious pollution problem that affects the health of people, wildlife and local economies. In partnership with volunteer organizations and individuals around the globe, Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup engages people to remove trash from the world’s beaches and waterways, identify the sources of debris and change the behaviors.

Check out our "Events" page to volunteer for these fall cleanups. - GO BACK to more Special Cleanups -