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KMB Oyster Roast 2018

Thank you to our 2018 Oyster Roast/BBQ Fundraiser Sponsors

Jarriel Lawn Care
Optim Healthcare
Southern Eagle Distributing

Platinum Sponsors:  Jarriel Lawn Care    Optim Healthcare    Southern Eagle Distributing


Gold Sponsors:  Darien Pharmacy   Gore Marine Transportation    Mark Yeager, Architect

Silver Sponsors:  Brunswick Sprinkler Company    Crescent Equipment    Hodges Ford   The Poppell Firm

Skipper’s Fish Camp   Southeastern Bank    Southeast Georgia Healthcare System


A big THANK YOU! to all the volunteers who came out yesterday for Keep McIntosh Beautiful’s 5th Barrington Park Cleanup for RIVERS ALIVE!, the annual fall outreach program of Ga. EPD to clean and preserve over 70,000 miles of our state’s rivers and streams. GREAT GROUP EFFORT by our 19 volunteers! We filled 28 bag and collected 2 chairs, carpet, lumber, tires, and an umbrella, for a total of 740 pounds of trash removed from the water, shorelines and sandbars along the Altamaha River and Harper Lake, and at Barrington Park. And SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS: Altamaha Riverkeeper, DNR/Fort King George State Historic Site, Kennon Amerson/South Georgia Coast Builders and Julie Dean – we couldn’t do this without you!

Learn More about the Clean Your Block Party and be part of the 2017 Great American Cleanup!


We need YOU to join us as we work together to keep Darien and all areas of McIntosh County clean, green and beautiful.   There are so many ways to be involved in Keeping McIntosh Beautiful.

CLICK HERE to Learn More, Renew or Join

Join us TODAY during our Summer Membership Drive.  Your membership donation is 100% tax deductible.

KMB is already into an exciting new year.  There are so many ways to be involved in Keeping McIntosh Beautiful.


Preserving and protecting our coastal environment to enhance the beauty and economic activity of McIntosh County.


Engaging individuals and businesses to take greater responsibility for improving our community surroundings.


Working together for a greener, cleaner McIntosh County.


  • Education in the schools
  • Sign Code Adoption
  • Adopt-A-Highway
  • River Clean Up
  • Beautification
  • Recycling

New Vehicle Donation Program

Visit our Events page for  Current and Future Community Programs!


Keep McIntosh Beautiful Scholarship Guidelines (2018)



  • One $500 scholarship to be given to the school of higher learning for the expenses of the winningstudent.
  • Winners to be chosen by a team (of at least 3 or 5 members) of the KMB Board of Directors.
  • Scholarship to be awarded second semester enrolled in college, university or technical college.

More information CLICK HERE!


Keep McIntosh Beautiful launches new program to assist with demolition and removal of abandoned buildings in Darien and McIntosh County.  

CLICK HERE to learn more and get an application.

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Historic Elm Grove Baptist Church in Meridian

The buildings have changed, but Elm Grove Baptist Church has occupied for more than 125 years the site on Ga Hwy 99 in Meridian where it is today.  Old photos show simple, well-maintained structures and premises.  Today, a clean, and neatly mowed yard, freshly mulched shrubs, and beautiful wreaths on the church doors that change with the season characterize the premises now, earning Elm Grove a Green Thumb Award.

Vann Brooks maintains the grounds and church buildings.  Rev. Jerald Thomas, the pastor of Elm Grove for 26 years, can’t say enough good things about him. “He takes great pride in what he does,” says Pastor Thomas.

Brooks also tends some of Elm Grove’s history.  In a place of honor next to the present church, are the church bell and cornerstone from the original church, which was built in 1888.

The KMB Green Thumb Award is presented to a different business, residence or institution each month, “for going above and beyond in keeping their outside premises clean and attractive” and their contribution to a clean, green and beautiful McIntosh County.  Nominations from the community are welcomed.

Look for the colorful Green Thumb Award Yard sign! Contact us.

Our Past Green Thumb Award Honorees can be seen here.

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This spring through fall 2017 Keep McIntosh Beautiful is once again be participating in The Great American Clean Up sponsored by our parent organization Keep America Beautiful. 

This year’s theme “Clean Your Block Party” means getting together with friends, neighbors, co-workers or others for a cleanup or other project in your neighborhood, at your church or where you work, that will make McIntosh County a cleaner, greener and more beautiful place to live, work and play.

KMB will help by providing all the information you need for a successful project, and can provide trash bags, trash grabbers and water.

CLICK HERE to learn more, get a project guide and get started!

Send photos of your project in progress or completed to director@keepmcintoshbeautiful.com  We’ll post them on our website and social media.

QUARTERLY PICKUP for Adopt-A-Highway Volunteers

Thank you, volunteers, for caring and taking the time to help keep our county roadways clean and attractive.  You are helping keep McIntosh County cleaner, greener and beautiful and are greatly appreciated!

The suggested Pickup dates are as follows:

March 10, 2018

June 2, 2018


If this is not convenient for you or your group, please schedule your summer cleanup day at a time that is best for you.  We would love to have some new photos of our road warriors for Face Book, website and newsletter, so please send them in.

 Please remember to fill-out the online report or download pick up report and email or mail to KMB at P.O. Box 2055, Darien, GA 31305.

We’d love to see some pictures! Email us a photo, too. Post to our Facebook Page also!

However you like to do it, it’s important to know and for us to report further up the line.

Great Job Adopt-A-Highway Volunteers!

Thanks to all our Adopt-A-Highway volunteers who have been out in force this spring helping keep our roadsides clean and beautiful.

Since January, 98 AAH volunteers have picked up 3,640 lbs. of trash, 2 ceiling fans and a TV along McIntosh County roads.

This doesn’t count the extra support with litter pickup in recent months from the McIntosh County Sheriff’s office who has had a detail regularly picking up on Blount Crossing, Hwy 99 and Hwy 17. Thank you Sheriff Steve Jessup!  We are also grateful to Peach State Services in Hinesville for bringing community service workers for Saturday pickups since February.

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Additional AAH volunteers and teams are needed in Darien and throughout the county.

Please consider Adopting a mile in your neighborhood or along a nearby road or as a Homeowner Association group, a project of your church, club or service organization, or as a Memorial Mile for a relative or friend.

Every mile adopted helps McIntosh County stay clean and beautiful.  It’s easy to register and report online.

Learn more or sign up at http://keepmcintoshbeautiful.com/volunteers-needed/  or call Julie at 912-289-1083.