KMB Past Events
Check you garages, basements, closets and attics for reusable and recyclable items you no long need or want, and that KMB will be accepting for this event.
6th RIVERS ALIVE! Barrington Park/Altamaha River Cleanup
Saturday, October 20, 2018 8:30 am – Noon
Barrington Park in western McIntosh County
Members/Volunteers are strongly encouraged to bring their own kayak for this event if you have one, as demand for canoes has been very high for a couple of student groups that are joining us this year.
CAN YOU HELP? We are in need of a volunteer with a jon boat or other small powered boat to help transport trash bags and large debris to shore from canoes and kayaks. We also need a volunteer who can bring a trailer to transport the trash collected to the county landfill. If you can help with either of these or know someone who might be able to help in one of these ways, please contact Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 912-289-1083. THANK YOU!
NEW DATE Thursday, JUNE 28th, 5:30 – 7:30 pm at Ashantilly Center, Darien
Member Appreciation/Membership Campaign Kick-off Event
This is an event to appreciate our members and volunteers, review this past year’s activities and look ahead to 2018-19, when KMB will celebrate its 10th Anniversary!
- SIMPLE COOKOUT of hamburgers, hot dogs and vegetarian option. There is no charge, but let us know if you can bring a side dish or dessert and RSVP PLEASE for food planning.
- INFORMATION and BRIEF MEETING about KMB activities; signup up for what interests you most and tell us YOUR ideas for future KMB activities and events
- NON-MEMBERS WELCOME to come and learn more, so bring friends or neighbors. We hope to see you there!
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!
Thanks to all who took part in this year’s GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP America’s largest community improvement program.
Here are some examples from McIntosh County 2016/17 Events.
KMB Past Events
KMB Hosts Litter Law Enforcement Workshop for Darien, McIntosh and surrounding counties
Keep McIntosh Beautiful hosted a Litter Law Enforcement Workshop October 4 at Darien City Hall, made possible by a grant from Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation. Workshop presenter Cpl Scott Carroll, of Ga. DNR’s Law Enforcement Division spoke to a group of about 25, who included State Court Judge Jean Bolin and McIntosh County Chief Magistrate Harold Webster, McIntosh County Commissioner Bill Watson, and law enforcement officers, codes enforcement and solid waste officials from Darien, McIntosh County, Glynn and Liberty Counties, along with directors of several Keep Georgia Beautiful affiliates.
The workshop focused on Georgia’s Comprehensive Litter Prevention and Abatement Act enacted in 2006, how the law has changed; how aggressive litter enforcement has been used as a deterrent to additional crimes; and how to work with the Courts and others to successfully deter littering and illegal dumping.
KMB was one of four Keep Georgia Beautiful affiliates to receive a workshop grant, allowing us to make this opportunity available in McIntosh and surrounding counties.
RIVERS ALIVE! BARRINGTON PARK CLEANUP Oct. 14, 2017
GREAT GROUP EFFORT by our 19 volunteers who came out 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.
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!
As of Oct. 13, more than 70 RIVERS ALIVE events throughout the state had collected 761 bags, and 36,520 pounds of trash, with more than 413 miles cleaned.
Wildflower Planting at Ashantilly Center property along Hwy 99 – a project of Ashantilly Center, McIntosh County 4-H, Georgia DNR and Coastal Training Program, SINEER.
Pollinator Garden added to Thelma’s Victory Garden in Darien – partnership between Old River Road Association, Coastal Training Program, SINEER, and KMB.
Adopt-A-Highway volunteer pickups March through May