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Neeley and I are so ready for this year and to see what our amazing affiliates are planning.

I hope many of you had the opportunity to see some of our Wildflower Trail sites in 2020 – get ready in 2021 you will be in for a surprise, as many more of our Keep Mississippi Beautiful affiliates will be showcasing their community wildflower sites. A special thank you to our Wildflower Champion, Dr. Brett Rushing with the MSU Coastal Plains Extension in Newton, Mississippi as he is helping us to kick off with Wildflower planning sessions later this month.

Thanks to all the KMB Affiliates that will be participating with the Dixie National Rodeo Wagon Train and picking up litter along the way – again – volunteerism here at its best. If you happen to see any of them – please give a shout out!

I want to encourage everyone to start planning for the 2021 Great American Cleanup. Mississippi Affiliates have always stepped up to the plate and have always exceeded my expectations for sure with their many cleanups and beautification projects they do.  For any GAC information, contact our office.  Remember – Pick up – Cleanup – and still Mask up!

Wishing you a blessed 2021!

Executive Director
Keep Mississippi Beautiful
Great American Cleanup State Kickoff Event
Proposals Due
Keep America Beautiful’s signature event, the Great American Cleanup, is the country’s largest community improvement program that reaches more than 20,000 communities and engages more than 5 million volunteers who take action in their community to create positive change and lasting impact.

Keep Mississippi Beautiful is now accepting proposals for the 2021 Great American Clean state-wide kickoff event from affiliates. Each year KMB hosts the State GAC Kickoff in one of our affiliate’s communities, where Keep Mississippi Beautiful sponsors this event and the KMB staff and board of directors work closely with the Affiliate director to make this a signature event.

In the proposal, we ask that you include:

-Proposed date
-Goals and objectives
-Plans for volunteers
-Itemized budget
-Community Impact
-Photos of what is currently there
-Maintenance and sustainability plans

Proposals are due by Thursday, February 25, 2021.

Nominations for Keep Mississippi Beautiful's
2021 Awards Program
We are now accepting nominations for our 2021 Keep Mississippi Beautiful Awards Program.

Awards Include:

  • Individual Awards
  • Youth of the Year Award
  • Educator of the Year Award
  • Mayor of the Year Award
  • Law Enforcement Recognition Award
  • Pat Fordice Award
  • Louise Godwin Award
  • Ron Aldridge Volunteer of the Year Award

  • Program Awards
  • Great American Cleanup Award
  • Wildflower Trails of Mississippi Award
  • Recycling in Mississippi Award
  • Affiliate Award

  • Mississippi Partnership Awards
  • Business/Industry Award
  • Government Award
  • Youth Group and Education Institution Award
  • Civic Award

Nominations are due by March 5, 2021.
2021 Great American Cleanup Events
It is time to plan your 2021 Great American Cleanup events and request supplies!

Affiliates - Register your event on your kab.org Dashboard.

Non-Affiliates - Submit the Request Form at keepmsbeautiful.com/community-resources
New Wildflower Trails of Mississippi Sites
Keep Mississippi Beautiful has a goal of establishing more wildflower sites in 2021.

We are looking for communities who would like to plant a site that would be highly visible to the public. If you are interested in more information, please contact our office.

Pictured is
Keep Ridgeland Beautiful's site located off of the Interstate 55 exit welcoming visitors and residents.
Future Dates:

February 25 KMB Great American Cleanup Statewide Kick off Event Proposals Due
March 5 Keep Mississippi Beautiful 2021 Award Nominations Due
November 15-17 Keep America Beautiful Conference, Washington D.C.
To add an event to our "Future Dates" email neeley@keepmsbeautiful.com