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Keep Golden Isles Beautiful Receives Governor's Circle Recognition

BRUNSWICK, GA (April 25, 2023) – Keep Golden Isles Beautiful recently received a 2022 Governor’s Circle Award for its outstanding achievements in community beautification and environmental sustainability. The Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation (KGBF) presented the award in recognition of exemplary performance in litter reduction, waste minimization and community greening.

To qualify for the Governor’s Circle Award, affiliates must be certified and in good standing with Keep America Beautiful (KAB), the national nonprofit that oversees state and local programing. Additionally, the affiliate must be an active member of the KGBF network. Certified KAB affiliates are required to effect meaningful, positive and lasting change by directly addressing community needs in the areas of litter prevention, recycling, waste reduction and beautification.

“Since 1979 Keep Golden Isles Beautiful has served the Golden Isles and its citizens with a multitude of community betterment efforts, initiatives and projects,” said executive director Lea King-Badyna. “With just a two-person staff, we greatly depend upon and value our community partners and dedicated volunteer base and share this recognition with them.”

“As a network, we strive to make clean, green, and beautiful spaces accessible to everyone,” said Natalie Johnston-Russell, KGBF executive director. “The recipients of this award have dedicated themselves to making that goal a reality, and we’re thrilled to recognize them for their efforts.”

PHOTO CAPTION: (L-R) KGIB’s Heather Wilson and Lea King-Badyna receive the Governor’s Circle Recognition on behalf of Keep Golden Isles Beautiful.


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