June 2020 Newsletter
Pick Up Iowa
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to join communities and groups across Iowa in cleaning up our streets, rivers, and public spaces!
Join communities across Iowa in participating in Pick Up Iowa in support of the  Great American Cleanup . Gather your family and friends to participate in cleaning up litter and trash along roadsides, school grounds, parks, and rivers in YOUR community!
Who may participate?
Cities, communities, families, civic associations, schools, churches, businesses, college organizations, conservation groups, and others can organize their friends and members to participate in Pick Up Iowa.
Pick Up Iowa was postponed due to COVID 19. Pick Up Iowa will be held from NOW to mid-October. Feel free to choose any dates that work for you, your group, and your community.
Pick Up Iowa is part of Keep America Beautiful’s Great America Cleanup the nation’s largest community improvement program. It is estimated 20,000 communities participate nationwide. As a Keep America Beautiful affiliate, Keep Iowa Beautiful is encouraging communities and groups across the state to host a clean-up event during the months of June, July, August, September and early October 2020
Register now.
Registered participant groups are eligible for a limited supply of free cleanup supplies such as trash bags donated by Keep Iowa Beautiful.
We look forward to assisting you with a successful Pick Up Iowa event! Feel free to reach out with any questions.
Social Media Submissions
Keep Iowa Beautiful wants to share your community’s good news!
Are you proud of a completed project in your town? Do you want to show off a new mural in your downtown? Did you host a fun, exciting event for your community? We want to know about it!

Click on the button below to share short descriptions of events, projects, or news from your town! You can include pictures and captions as well. Keep Iowa Beautiful will share your post on our social media!
Maquoketa Hometown Pride Outstanding Homes of the Month
Four Maquoketa homes were selected to be the first properties designated as Outstanding Homes of the Month! This brand new program is a collaboration of Maquoketa Hometown Pride and the city’s Property Maintenance Board, recognizing residents for the pride they take in their homes and the contribution that doing so makes toward the betterment of our community.
Paint Iowa Beautiful Paint Project: City of Arthur Public Library
Letter from the Arthur Public Library Board of Trustees
Arthur Community Center
We would like to thank you for this award, our library looks amazing with the fresh coat of paint and color we added. Not only was the paint easy to work with, the Sioux City store manager, Kayla, couldn't have been more pleasant. She was so helpful and accommodating with the COVID-19 situation. Would definitely use Diamond Vogel paint in the future.

We have finished painting and will begin moving the books back into the library next week. In a separate email I am sending a couple of pictures for now. I will send more of the before and after photos once we get everything back in place.

Thanks again for your help with our renovation project,

Arthur Public Library Board of Trustees
Secretary, Tammy Lansink
You Can Help Reduce Litter in Iowa
When you see litter happening on Iowa’s roadways, call 1-888-NOLITTR (1-888-665-4887) to report littering from a vehicle. Reported offenders will receive a warning letter from Keep Iowa Beautiful drawing attention to their offense. Send the message that people like you are watching.
Your Support Matters!

Keep Iowa Beautiful is a non-profit organization and, as such, relies on your support to ensure the success of our environmental education and community outreach programs.

Donations will help KIB's efforts to support our community. Any amount is valued and appreciated. 

Donations can be made online or checks can be mailed to our office:
Keep Iowa Beautiful
2910 Westown Pkwy #302,
West Des Moines, IA 50266
2910 Westown Parkway, Suite 302 | West Des Moines, IA 50266