Keep Lancaster County Beautiful Joins SC Affiliate Network
Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, and Keep South Carolina Beautiful, the state affiliate of KAB, welcomes Lancaster County to its expanding community-based Network of Affiliates with the certification of Keep Lancaster County Beautiful (KLCB).
“We are proud to see Lancaster County making litter, beautification and recycling a priority,” stated Mallory Coffey, Keep South Carolina Beautiful State Leader. “Becoming an affiliate is an extensive process, only undertaken by those who understand the commitment needed to create a cleaner, greener and more beautiful community now for the years to come.”
After a year of work, that started before COVID-19 shutdowns, KLCB finalized their affiliate certification by training their advisory board. During this training, the board members developed a strategic plan focused on litter, beautification, and recycling. Not only does the group plan to host county-wide cleanups, but also opportunities for education on the impacts of litter to citizens of all ages.
Mandy Cato, KLCB Coordinator said, “I’m excited to take the next step in our county’s fight against litter as a full-fledged affiliate. Our partnership with KSCB will provide us with know-how as we continue to clean up and beautify our county. I’m grateful and inspired by our county council, the KLCB advisory board and the growing number of volunteers who literally get in the ditches to remove the litter.”
KLCB joins more than 30 other local affiliates across South Carolina. In addition, KLCB will join more than 700 Keep America Beautiful affiliates, including 26 state affiliates, and several international affiliates.
Coffey said without PalmettoPride, state legislators, local elected officials, and the thousands of volunteer programs like this, KLCB would not exist. “State and local government joining the efforts of the social sector is how we change behavior, it’s how we will do beautiful things and create a litter-free SC,” stated Coffey.
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PalmettoPride is working towards a litter-free South Carolina. Created as a legislative initiative to fight litter and help beautify South Carolina by engaging citizens to take action in their communities through education, enforcement, awareness and pickup. Keep South Carolina Beautiful is the state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and is housed as a program under PalmettoPride. KSCB oversees nearly 30 affiliates across the state and provides resources, training, and guidance to those affiliates.
Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. Established in 1953, Keep America Beautiful strives to End Littering, Improve Recycling and Beautify America’s Communities. We believe everyone has a right to live in a clean, green and beautiful community, and shares a responsibility to contribute to that vision. The organization is driven by the work and passion of more than 600 Keep America Beautiful affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the collaborative support of corporate partners, social and civic service organizations, academia, municipalities, elected officials, and individuals. Join us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.