November & December 2017
KMB News and Events


UPCOMING EVENTS
  • McIntosh Recycled "Green Holiday" Art Exhibit   
  • Community RECYCLING EVENT Nov 18  
  • A Good Time for a Good Cause - RED, WHITE & GREEN Wine Tasting and Recycled Art Dec 7 
  • Bring One for the Chipper Tree Recycling  

NEWS AND UPDATES
  • ​Effective Litter Law Enforcement 
  • RIVERS ALIVE!  Barrington Park Cleanup Results
  • KMB Scholarship 2018 

SUPPORT KMB
  • Used Vehicle Donation Program
  • Volunteer, Join, Shop, Give

UPCOMING EVENTS

America Recycles Day , a program of Keep  America  Beautiful, is a nationally recognized day  dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling  in the United States. On or around November 15 every year,  event organizers educate neighbors, friends and colleagues through thousands of events all over the country. Below are the activities going on in Darien and McIntosh County.  GET INVOLVED!  And if you want to start free curbside recycling, just call 912-437-6671 to sign up and receive your bin.

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Recycled Art Challenge 2017

GREEN HOLIDAY!

Sponsored by Keep McIntosh Beautiful & McIntosh Art Association

An exhibit of imaginative, unique and thought-provoking Holiday pieces using upcycled, repurposed, found and salvaged materials

through January 8, 2018
Old Jail Art Center 




Community
Recycling Day 
 
Saturday, Nov. 18,  9 am - 1 pm 

Bluestein Shopping Complex
  1225 North Way/ Hwy 17 in Darien

 
  • COLLECTING: Electronics, Ink Cartridges, Household Goods, Scrap Metal of all kinds, Appliances, Batteries, cfl Light bulbs and flourescent tubes

  • NOTE:  $25 disposal fee for tube-type TVs - all else is FREE

  • On-Site Paper Shredding (10 box max per vehicle) ​ 

  • NO PAINT or CHEMICALS at this time - we hope to do this in the future - check www.keepmcintoshbeautiful.com for what to do with old paint

Partners:  Goodwill of the Coastal Empire, Waste Management,
Glynn Iron and Metal and Record Services

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Benefit for KMB Abandoned Buildings Program

RED, WHITE & GREEN!
Wine Tasting, Festive Foods & Recycled Art

Thursday, DECEMBER 7, 5:30-7:30  Waterfront Wine & Gourmet
107 Broad St. in Darien 
$20 per person


A good time for a good cause!   
includes works created for the "Recycled Holiday Art" Challenge with McIntosh Art Association


TICKETS:  Waterfront Wine & Gourmet, www.keepmcintoshbeautiful.com (KMB Board Members & eventbrite.com

SPONSORS:  OPTIM Health System, Coastal Electric Member Cooperative, Seaboard Real Estate, Coastal Properties of Georgia & Braun Properties  

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BRING ONE FOR THE CHIPPER Treecycling

​Recycle your Natural Christmas Tree into mulch!

Drop off your undecorated tree Dec. 26 – Jan. 10 at one of these convenient locations in McIntosh County:  Bi-Lo parking lot in Darien; Eulonia ParkWebster’s Christmas Tree Farm, Hwy 99 in Meridian 

Put your tree to good use and keep it out of our landfill
 
Sponsored by Keep McIntosh Beautiful and Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation
 
Thanks to our partner Coastal Electric Member Coop and site partners above​ 

SAVE THE DATE ! 

8th Annual Oyster Roast and BBQ Fundraiser

Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018   5 - 8 pm
Hudson Creek Lodge

​with Michael Hulett, Shrimp Raffle and Silent Auction

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NEWS & UPDATES

THANK YOU!  to our Adopt-A-Highway volunteers for helping keep our roadsides clean and beautiful!

The Winter suggested quarterly pick-up date is DECEMBER 2,
but schedule your pick up at a time most convenient for you. 
Please remember to send in your pick-up reports 
 It's easy with our ONLINE FORM  Send photos too!

More AAH volunteers are needed!  Volunteers can now also adopt parks and other recreational and beauty spots in Darien and McIntosh County in addition to sections of roads. Adopt as a family, a neighborhood, organization, church, business, or in honor of someone special.  KMB can suggest a mile or location that needs "adopting" or choose your own. We put up a custom sign at your location at no cost to you.   

A green, clean McIntosh County begins with YOU and this is a great way to have an impact. 
 Learn more about adopting McIntosh and other ways to volunteer, by contacting Julie at director@keepmcintoshbeautiful.com,
 912-289-1083, or visit our website at www.keepmcintoshbeautiful.com

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Deterring Litter & Illegal dumping focus of Oct. 4 Workshop

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, and directors of 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 for McIntosh and surrounding counties.    

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BARRINGTON PARK CLEANUP Oct. 14 nets 740 pounds of trash and debris - way to go volunteers and thanks to our partners!
 
It was a GREAT GROUP EFFORT by the 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!

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​Applications for the  2018 Keep McIntosh Beautiful Scholarship  are available to download at the KMB website and at McIntosh County Academy. Graduating MCA seniors or MCA graduates currently enrolled in an accredited college or technical school are eligible to apply for the $500 scholarship.  
KMB promoted litter prevention, recycling and ways to help keep our community beautiful while recruiting members and volunteers with booths at Coastal Wildscapes' 2017 Fall Native Plant Sale Oct. 21 and the 2017 Darien Fall Fest Nov. 4.  Thanks to all who helped, stopped by and joined as new members or want to get involved in KMB!  

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Support Keep McIntosh Beautiful

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DONATE YOUR USED VEHICLE to help KMB and yourself!  

The Keep America Beautiful Vehicle Donation Program  through Insurance Auto Auctions’ Donation Division, provides an opportunity to get rid of unwanted vehicles and donate to Keep McIntosh Beautiful at the same time.

This is a no-cost, tax-deductible way to dispose of vehicles in almost any condition - working or not - including cars, trucks, boats, tractors, motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, jet skis, RVs as well as construction, farm and other heavy equipment. KMB receives a share of the sales proceeds from cars donated from McIntosh County.

​Contact KMB if you have a vehicle you no longer need or want at keepmcintoshbeautiful@gmail.com or call Julie at 912-289-1083.
Learn more at https://1car1difference.com/donate/#/vtype//charity/00259

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There are other great ways, too, you can SUPPORT Keep McIntosh Beautiful and a clean, green, beautiful community.
​Just CLICK on the links below.  
Together, we are making a difference! 

THANK YOU!