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  • Earth Day 2017

 

EARTH DAY PROGRAM April 22 focused on SOLAR ENERGY

A big Thank You! to Mark Bolton, vice president for Communications, Marketing and Economic Development at Coastal Electric Member Cooperative, speaker for KMB’s Earth Day program co-sponsored with Ashantilly Center April 22.  Mark’s informative and though-provoking talk about Solar Energy and the current and potential applications for this renewable energy source in our coastal region sparked lively questions and wide-ranging conversation touching on solar farms, solar hot water heaters and even wind power.  Keep McIntosh Beautiful provided some brochures and a list of resources for those who wanted to learn more.  Those attending also learned how to make a low-cost Outdoor Solar Light and could take home a DIY Kit to make their own light.  Instructions for the light and the other reference materials are all on the KMB our website under “Resources.”

 

Ashantilly Center was a great program location and provided yummy “sun-themed” refreshments.  Thanks to all who joined us and/or helped out.  Want to make every day EARTH DAY?  Check out some of the ways you can HERE.

KMB’s ANNUAL LITTER INDEX SURVEY shows continued improvement on McIntosh County roads

KMB conducted its annual Litter Index Survey in July. The survey samples the same roads and areas throughout McIntosh County and Darien each year. This year’s results showed a continuing trend toward cleaner roads since beginning the survey in 2008. On a scale of 1 to 4, with “1” being the best and “4” being the worst, the this year’s score was 1.49 compared to 1.58 last year and 1.84 the first year the survey was taken.

Thanks to everyone who is keeping our roads clean, beautiful and litter free! 

Keep McIntosh Beautiful Scholarship

CONGRATULATIONS!

Morgan E. Hay

2016 KMB Scholarship Recipient

McIntosh County Academy senior Morgan E. Hay is this year’s recipient of the Keep McIntosh Beautiful Scholarship.  KMB Executive Director Julie Sowell presented the $500 scholarship to Morgan at the annual Honors Night event at MCA on Thursday, May 19.

KMB began a scholarship program in 2013 to encourage students to become involved in environmental stewardship in McIntosh County and to develop the values, skills and sense of responsibility that translate to caring about, and for, their community surroundings.

Morgan, the daughter of Fred Hay and Renee Valle-Hay of Sapelo Island, was active with the MCA Student Conservation Corps, organized recycling projects and helped plant an orchard and garden at MCA.  She will be attending Georgia Southern University this fall.

Thank you to all the students who applied for the 2016 KMB Scholarship.  Keep up the good work you are doing for our environment and your contribution to keeping McIntosh County clean, green and beautiful.