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6th Annual Rivers Alive! Cleanup

Barrington Park, McIntosh County

SATURDAY, OCT. 20th   8:30 am – Noon

River Clean Up

Land and shoreline cleanup starting at Barrington Park and paddling out into the beautiful Altamaha River.  Water, snacks, all cleanup supplies, and canoes and life jackets provided, or bring your own kayak.  THANKS to our partners GaDNR/Ft King George Historic Site and Altamaha Riverkeeper for canoes and guides.


Join the fun & enjoy a morning on the Altamaha!    Go home with a free t-shirt & a good feeling!

SIGN UP AT  director@keepmcintoshbeautiful.com  or call 912-289-1083

More about  RIVERS ALIVE!  Georgia’s Annual Waterway Cleanup at https://riversalive.georgia.gov/about-rivers-alive

Participants are encouraged to bring your own kayaks if you have them. Our supply of canoes is limited.


2018 McIntosh Community Recycling Day-Darientel

Cigarette Butts are America’s single most littered item!

Georgia’s Coast is Not An Ashtray is a Coast-wide awareness campaign funded by a grant from Keep America Beautiful that will have activities all summer long focused on proper disposal of cigarette butts and the problems caused by cigarette litter.  READ MORE


A Storm Drain is Not an Ashtray

A beach is not an ashtray

A boat ramp is not an ashtray

THANK YOU! to all our members, Adopt-A-Highway and other volunteers who came out for KMB’s ANNUAL MEETING & APPRECIATION COOKOUT last Thursday at Ashantilly Center. Despite the rainy weather that sent us inside, we had good food, good conversations and a productive meeting, with some thoughtful ideas and possible new activities suggested. A big thanks, too, to the KMB Board who setup, grilled, cooked and do so much for our organization all year long. Here’s to a great year ahead!

It’s the mission of KMB to engage residents, businesses and organizations in working together for a clean, green environment that enhances economic activity and helps make Darien and McIntosh County a great place to live, work, play and visit.  And together, we are making a difference!

Community involvement and support are what make possible Adopt-A-Highway, land and water cleanups, beautification projects, recycling and waste reduction events, our award-winning Abandoned Buildings Program and other activities.

KMB was named Non-Profit of the Year for 2017 by the Darien-McIntosh Chamber of Commerce.


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

Vehicle Donation Program


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.