Keep Dawson County Beautiful
Keep Dawson County Beautiful
25 Justice Way Ste. 2236
Dawsonville, GA 30534
Keep Dawson County Beautiful is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and Keep Georgia Beautiful. Founded in 2003, KDCB is comprised of a 7 member board of directors representing Dawson County, its citizens, and businesses.
Our Focus: Keep Dawson County Beautiful focuses on bringing meaningful change to our environment through quality of life services including litter prevention, solid waste planning and coordination, environmental education, beautification, and conservation.
Our Mission: Encourage citizens to take greater responsibility in the beautification of Dawson County.
2018 Keep Dawson County Beautiful Board of Directors
Executive Director - Kara Wilkins- Dawson County Government
Chair - Kristi Rutmann
Vice Chair - Mike Berg
Secretary- Tiffany Davis
Seat 1: Louise McPherson- Natural Resources Conservation Service
Seat 2: Tiffany Davis- Dawson County Board of Education
Seat 3: Sophia Dearwent- Etowah Water & Sewer Authority
Seat 4: Bette Holland
Seat 5: Vacant
Be A Part Of Keep Dawson County Beautiful
KDCB is now accepting applications for 2016 individual and corporate memberships. Click here to download an application. Membership provides unique and fulfilling opportunities to serve the community and improve the quality of life of the citizens and businesses in Dawson County.
KDCB Member Meetings
Meetings are held at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Extension Office, 298 Academy Avenue, Dawsonville, GA. Meetings are always open to the public.
KDCB Working In Your Community
Rock Creek Park Conservation Plan
The Rock Creek Park Conservation Plan is to clean and restore the natural flow of the creek, address erosion control along the banks, and help eliminate overflow and flooding issues in the park. The Plan is broken into phases. Phase I, in 2015, was a huge success thanks to many volunteers. Phase II was completed in 2017.
Ways You Can Get Involved
Adopt-A-Mile is a community engagement program developed by KDCB and Dawson County Community Development and Public Works to clean up and remove litter and signs from county roadways. You, your club, civic group or business can keep Dawson County beautiful by joining the Adopt-a-Mile Program. As part of this program, you agree to remove trash from a single, mile-long stretch of road on a quarterly basis.
Arbor Day Celebration - in conjunction with the Tree Preservation Committee
Christmas Tree Recycling ("Bring One for the Chipper") is a once a year community engagement event that provides a convenient collection site for the recovery and reuse of Christmas trees.
When: December through January, specific dates to be determined
Classroom Presentations are educational programs that serve as demonstrations of KDCB-prepared lesson plans about environmental issues.
Drop-Off Recycling provides a convenient collection sites for aluminum cans, batteries, cardboard, magazines, mixed paper, newspaper, and plastics. For a list of all drop-off collection sites view Recycling Locations in Dawson County
Electronics Recycling Program is an annual opportunity to bring your electronics to be recycled in an effective and safe manner. Electronics are made with valuable, reusable materials. Please recycle your electronics so that steel, glass, plastic, and precious metals can be RECOVERED, RECYCLED and REUSED.
When: April 28, 2018
Enforcement Programs provide staff support and coordination with the Marshal's Office a division of the Dawson County Community Development Department for environmental enforcement. The Marshal's Office is a clearinghouse for citizen complaints regarding litter, graffiti, illegal dumping, improper trash storage, etc. The Marshal's Office tracks complaint status, identifies hot spots for increased intervention, and conducts trend analysis. KDCB members can act as extra eyes and ears for the Marshal's Office by keeping watch for potential problems. For more information, please visit the Marshal's Office webpage.
Lake Lanier Shore Sweep - in conjunction with the Lake Lanier Association
When: Saturday, September 15, 2018
River Clean-up is a community engagment program, in conjunction with Etowah Water & Sewer Authority, designed to clean up and remover litter from local river banks and rivers.
When: To be determined.
Tire Amnesty Day offers the residents of Dawson County a “FREE” opportunity to dispose of vehicle tires.
When: 2nd Saturday in May and November