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Keep Lexington Beautiful placing 34 cigarette ash urns in parks as part of litter prevention program

Woodland, Jacobson and Shillito Parks have 34 new ash urns installed thanks to the Keep Lexington Beautiful Commission (KLB). The project was supported by a $15,000 grant from Keep America Beautiful’s Cigarette Litter Prevention Program. The parks selected for the program are the city’s most-visited. Parks and Recreation staff will maintain the new urns. “The urns give park visitors a convenient...

United Parcel Service, Keep Lexington Beautiful team for tree, shrub planting thanks to KAB grant

A Greek Proverb tells us that a “Society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” While that wasn’t exactly the inspiration behind the planting of 35 trees and 32 shrubs on Polo Club Blvd. on Friday, it wasn’t far from it either. “When I heard that UPS had donated money for the trees, I knew I wanted to be a part of planting them,” says Jacque...

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park receives grant to install 30 recycling bins around camp grounds

enny Wiley State Resort Park will receive 30 recycling bins for its campground thanks to a grant made possible by the Dr Pepper Snapple Group in collaboration with Keep America Beautiful. The grant, obtained by the Friends of Jenny Wiley, is aimed at keeping parks across the country free of litter. The program has placed 3,400 recycling bins at parks in 38 states over the last four years. “We’re...

Fayette County schools finish strong in national K-12 Recycle-Bowl Contest

Students and teachers from more than 1,250 elementary, middle and high schools recycled 4 million pounds of material in the 2015 National Recycle-Bowl competition. The Keep America Beautiful (KAB) Recycle-Bowl held last Oct. 19 through Nov. 15, encouraged students and faculty to collect and recycle materials generated at their schools. Representative of Montessori High School with Mayor Gray (at...

Lexington student one of 10 in nation selected to Keep America Beautiful's youth council

Keep America Beautiful selected 10 high school students from across the country, including Lexingtonian Marie Armbruster, to serve on its second national Youth Advisory Council.   The YAC, supported by a generous grant from the Wrigley Company Foundation, creates a framework for youth engagement with KAB, building on the model of youth leadership in KAB local and state affiliates while infusing...