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2024 Environmental Scholarship Recipients

This spring, Keep Smyrna Beautiful awarded two KSB Environmental Studies Scholarships to Campbell High School seniors. The $1,500 scholarships support students who are planning to pursue a degree in an environmentally related field. Congratulations to the 2024 recipients, Emma Daxe and Hannah Hoeh: Emma Daxe is a member of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership Committee, Intera...

40th Spotlight: Ann Kirk

For many longtime Smyrna residents, Keep Smyrna Beautiful (KSB) and Ann Kirk are synonymous. What many may not know is that environmental advocacy and education were a second career for this beloved former KSB Executive Director. A New Beginning Ann Kirk actually began her career as a registered nurse. It wasn't until she subbed in for her husband one day at her daughter's school that ...

2024 Smyrna Garden Tour

Keep Smyrna Beautiful's 2024 Smyrna Garden Tour on Saturday, May 4, 2024, was a gorgeous day full of breathtaking gardens, delicious food, delightful music, and good company. As we commemorate KSB's 40th Anniversary this year, we couldn't have asked for a better celebration of our mission to keep Smyrna clean, green, and beautiful. In total, KSB sold more than 270 tickets, and an avera...

KSB Celebrates 40th with Litter Cleanup and Volunteer Picnic

This past Saturday, more than 100 Keep Smyrna Beautiful volunteers hit the streets to pick up litter. Volunteers included more than a dozen Adopt-A-Mile groups and Community Cleanup volunteers. Volunteer Appreciation Picnic Afterward, volunteers met up at Tolleson Park for a Great American Cleanup volunteer appreciation picnic. Great American Cleanup is a national Keep America Beautifu...

40th Spotlight: The Smyrna Recycling Center

The Smyrna Recycling Center opened in 1989 and originally accepted newspapers, aluminum, and glass, as well as dry solid waste (yard debris, furniture, building material, etc.) for Smyrna residents only. “It was in the old Public Works building on Smyrna Hill Road,” says Ann Kirk, Keep Smyrna Beautiful Director from 1994 to 2017, who also served on the KSB Board prior to her dire...

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