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Keep Golden Isles Beautiful Receives Governor's Circle Recognition


BRUNSWICK, GEORGIA, February 13, 2024— Keep Golden Isles Beautiful recently received a 2023 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 programming. 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.


“We believe everyone deserves to live in a clean, green, and beautiful environment,” said Natalie Johnston-Russell, executive director of the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation. “The recipients of this award have made a tremendous effort to achieve that vision, and we’re thrilled to recognize their achievements.”


“KGIB is honored to receive the 2023 Governor’s Circle distinction and is grateful to our many dedicated volunteers, supporters and community partners who help us make Great Things Happen in the Golden Isles,” said KGIB board president Clement Cullens. “Local support and participation enables us to remain relevant and a contributing community betterment resource.”


About the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation The Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation has a 46-year history of doing the little things that make a big difference in Georgia’s communities. Established in 1978, we aim to educate and inspire Georgians to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environments. The Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation supports more than 70 local affiliates across the state, and its programs represent 80% of Georgia’s population. We also strive to engage new communities and individuals in our efforts to end littering, promote recycling and waste reduction, and beautify communities. For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.


Established in 1979, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful is one of 78 Keep America Beautiful / Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation affiliates. Keep Golden Isles Beautiful’s mission is to preserve and enhance the beauty of Glynn County through community stewardship.






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